Alexis Bailly Vineyard 2016 Frontenac

87 points

Bursts in the glass with beautiful blackcurrant and blueberry aromas and a delicate -- but distinct -- earthy quality that reminds me of my parents' backyard after a rainstorm when I was a kid. Fresh and loaded with dark fruit flavors on the palate, there are added layers of earth and licorice and even a little red grapefruit that emerge with a little time in the glass. As with most any cold-climate hybrid, the acidity is brisk, but it's not out of balance.

Producer: Alexis Bailly Vineyard
Grapes: Frontenac Noir
ABV: 13%
Price: $25

* Review sample provided by the winery

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