Alexis Bailly Vineyard 2016 Frontenac
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
* Review sample provided by the winery