Marquette Reserve wine from Round Lake Vineyards

Tasting Notes: 2015 Marquette Reserve from Round Lake Vineyards and Winery

A world-class example of one of my favorite hybrid reds, Marquette.

Round Lake Vineyard and Winery’s 2015 Marquette Reserve is a vibrant, deep ruby color with clean nose, and medium+ aroma intensity: white pepper, cherry, black currant, black tea, hint of vanilla, and some medicinal/green aromas — eucalyptus or currant leaf. Dry with medium+ acidity, medium, soft tannin, medium+ alcohol, and medium body. Medium+ flavor intensity that matches the nose, with a medium-long finish of sweet cherry and vanilla flavors. Good length, intensity, complexity, concentration, and a very good example of a Marquette wine. Good now, and has the structure to hold up another few years!

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A very merry eve to all: what’s on your plate? Steak with mushrooms in Madeira sauce with puff pastry: a deconstructed beef Wellington, paired perfectly with this Minnesota Marquette Reserve from @roundlakevineyards : bright cherry and black currant, white pepper, black tea and eucalyptus. Dry with medium body, medium+ acidity and moderate but smooth, soft tannin. A world-class example of one of my favorite hybrid reds! . . . #mnwine #minnesotawine #minnesotawinery #minnesotavineyard #mnwinery #mnvineyard #drinklocal #drinklocalwine #wineeducator #wineprofessional #wset #wineenthusiast #northstarsommswset2 #wsetlife #wsetstudent #wset #wsetglobal #wineblogger #winewriter #winewriting #mnfoodblogger #stpaulfoodie #winepairing #beefwellington #marquette #madeira #hybridgrapes #coldclimatewines #sample

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