Cannon River Winery 2016 Marquette
Bright, piercing aromas of blackberry and cassis show a nice black pepper and umami edge. Medium bodied, this gulpable red is quite fruity at its core with more black and blue fruits at the fore, with subtle, high-toned spice and black pepper savoriness without the overt oak footprint I've found in many Marquettes in the region. Low in tannin, but with fresh acidity that balances just a bit of sweetness here. If this were a wine made from an obscure native variety from Italy or Franch, New York City sommeliers would be falling all over themselves to put it on their "glou glou" wine lists.
Producer: Cannon River Winery
* Review sample provided by the winery