Lincoln Peak Vineyard 2016 Marquette Nouveau

Lincoln Peak Vineyard 2016 Marquette Nouveau

90 points

Unoaked and released early. Sunny, high-toned red cherry and cherry skin aromas are accented by hints of blueberry and woodsy spice on a nose that bursts with freshness.

Punchy and just as fresh on a juicy, medium-light bodied palate. Flavors of just-crushed cherries and blueberries and more of that subtle spiciness, which turns a bit exotic on the end of a surprisingly long finish. This wine makes the case for extremely judicious use of oak with the variety -- and maybe not oaking it at all.

This vintage is sold out, but keep an eye out for the 2017.

Producer: Lincoln Peak Vineyard
AVA: Vermont
ABV: 13%
Price: $13 (sold out)

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