2016 Creekside Red
The 2016 Creekside Red is our best-selling red wine at Chankaska and it’s easy to see why. We combine the best of California and Minnesota to make an easy to drink, everyday Red Wine. As you know, we can’t grow Petite Sirah because it is too cold for those vines to survive so, we source them from California.
I go to the Napa Valley every year to source the best fruit for the blend. The 2016 Creekside Red is a blend of Frontenac, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Marquette, Sangiovese. A true kitchen sink blend! The lots were fermented and aged separately until just prior to bottling in September of 2016. The lots were blended and filtered before going into the bottle. It is a wine that tastes great right out of the bottle but will continue to age for another 3 to 5 years.
This rich wine shows obvious notes of dark fruit with hints of sweet cherry pipe tobacco. On the palate, cherries, rhubarb and milk chocolate. The finish continues on with dark fruit and firm tannins. A perfect accompany to any of our wonderful pizzas or all by itself!