Winehaven Winery 2013 Frontenac Gris

86 points

Oozing with tropical fruit character, the nose offers pretty papaya and passionfruit aromas with more subtle notes of flowers sweet grapefruit. Mouthfilling and similarly tropical, a broad palate shows more papaya, grapefruit, pineapple and orange peel notes. Though a bit hollow on the mid-palate, there is a nice bit of well-balanced acidity here that slices through the residual sweetness.

Producer: Winehaven Winery
AVA: Minnesota
ABV: 13.5%
Price: $18

* Review sample provided by the winery

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Lenn Thompson, a proud Pittsburgh, PA native, moved to Long Island more than a decade ago and quickly fell in love with the region’s dynamic and emerging wine community. A digital and content marketing and community professional by day, he founded in early 2004 to share his passion for the wines, beers and spirits of New York State. After running that site -- which became the premier source for independent New York wine commentary, reviews and news -- for 12 years, he launched in late 2016 to add the wines of Virginia, Maryland, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Vermont and beyond to his beat. Lenn currently serves as the wine columnist for The Suffolk Times weekly newspaper and is the former editor of the Long Island Wine Gazette. He contributes or has contributed to publications like Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Beverage Media, Edible Brooklyn, Edible East End and Edible Hudson Valley. Lenn served on the board of directors for Drink Local Wine, and is the creator and founder of TasteCamp, an annual regional wine immersion conference for writers and trade. An admitted riesling and cabernet franc fanatic, he’s intensely passionate about eating local and the many local wine regions of America. Lenn lives in Miller Place, NY with his wife Nena, son Jackson, daughter Anna and their dog, Casey Lemieux Thompson.

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