Lincoln Peak Vineyard 2017 Marquette Nouveau

90 points

A bit leaner and less overtly fruity than the 2016, but still shows plenty of punchy, fruity, carbonic-y deliciousness. Sour cherry and woodsy spice on the nose with just a little bit of something floral.

Similar flavors greet the palate, which is fresh strikes a delicious balance between high-toned fruitiness and earthy savoriness. Again it's a little ligher bodied than last years, but it's no less fun. With food, I might even like it better.

I'm pretty sure this vintage is sold out -- so put the 2018 on your to-buy list early next year.

Producer: Lincoln Peak Vineyard
Region: Vermont
ABV: 12.9%
Price: $14 (sold out)

 

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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 NewYorkCorkReport.com 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 TheCorkReport.us 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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