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2016 Frontenac

The 2016 Minnesota Frontenac is our second Frontenac for Chankaska Winery! This years crop was a blend of the Frontenac from John Roisen’s amazing plot of ground near Montevideo and our Estate Vineyard.

This wine crosses the dark berry quality with hints of dried herbs, bay leaf and chocolate. The tannins are in check so there is no astringency only smooth crushed velvet on the finish. The addition of Petite Sirah gives it a touch of sophistication. This wine will easily age for 8 to 10 years but enjoy it in its youth too. If you can, I would recommend decanting it before drinking.

My ideal pairing with the 2016 Minnesota Frontenac is Schmidt’s Meat Market MN Summer Sausage that has wild rice and blueberries.



YEAR
2016
BLEND
92% Frontenac, 8% Petite Sirah
APPELLATION
Minnesota
BARREL AGING
Aged for 9 months in 20% New Minnesota Oak Barrels
ALCOHOL LEVEL
13.9%
BOTTLING DATE
July 20th, 2017
RELEASE DATE
October 24th, 2018
FLAVOR PROFILE
Dry
Off-Dry
Semi-Sweet
Sweet

Quantity

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