Full Review

Tabora Farm & Winery

Tabora Farm & Winery
2022 Leon Millot, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Other Red Hybrid

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$24

Tabora Farm & Winery
2022 Leon Millot, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Other Red Hybrid

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
Light garnet color. Aromas and flavors of oxidized fruit, dried cranberry, and pickling spices with a satiny, lively, medium body and a charming, medium-long finish manifesting touches of dried blackberry walnut paste and plum wine. It’s an interestingly tasty attempt at Georgian style wine making but in America with hybrid grapes; think game meats with dried fruits and herbs, for the hunter’s table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: oxidized fruit, dried cranberry, and pickling spices
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with touches of dried blackberry walnut paste and plum wine
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Ribs, Beef Teriyaki, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: It's an interestingly tasty attempt at Georgian style wine making but in America with hybrid grapes; think game meats with dried fruits and herbs, for the hunter's table.

Other Red Hybrid

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
For the wine consumer jaded by the chocolate and vanilla worlds of Cabernet and Chardonnay, a little diversity in the nightly wine selection can offer a welcome respite. Though hardly the "next new thing," a number of regional specialties around the country are waiting to surprise the unsuspecting wine tourist and provide a welcome change of pace.

A number of these wines are made in states such as Wisconsin or Missouri, from grapes such as Marechal Foch, Frontenac and Marquette; they are idiosyncratic with tangy flavors and moderate tannins; they are meant for early consumption.

Our Other Red Hybrid category is specifically for less common red hybrids, or new and innovative red hybrid grape cultivars.