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2011 Reserve Marquette

This, our very first Marquette Reserve, is the reason I came all the way from California to make wine. These new U of M grapes are nothing short of a miracle, and it is my personal delight to share with the world that it is possible to make fine dry red wine in Minnesota, from grapes grown in Minnesota.

This 2011 Minnesota Marquette Reserve comes on strong and has surprising weight and complexity. Blended with a dollop of both California grown Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot to add balance and complexity, the wine is rich, bold and inviting. Aromas of deep black cherry and mulberry dominate, while sweet and peppery spices play around the sensory edges, along with floral notes such as rose petal and violet. In the mouth the wine has an undeniable “lift” of natural acidity as in sweet and tart berry fruits, which combine seamlessly to make the wine an ideal pairing with foods of all types, especially roasted or grilled meats and vegetables, root vegetables and strong aged cheeses.



  • Cold Climate Wine Competition, Minnesota 2013
    Bronze
  • Riverside International Wine Competition, California 2013
    Gold and Best in Class
  • Finger Lakes International Wine Competition, New York 2013
    Bronze
  • Cold Climate Wine Competition, Minnesota 2012
    Silver


YEAR
2011
BLEND
Marquette, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon
APPELLATION
Minnesota
BARREL AGING
100% barrel aged in MN and French Oak for nine months, 25% new oak
ALCOHOL LEVEL
14.2%
BOTTLING DATE
July 1st, 2012
RELEASE DATE
October 1st, 2012
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