Producer: Cannon River Winery
Region: Minnesota
Grapes: 100% La Crescent
ABV: 13.5%
Price: $17.50*

* Review sample provided by the winery

Cannon River Winery 2017 La Crescent

90 points

Bursts with classic La Crescent aromas pineapple and peaches but also shows a spiced pear note and some pretty floral aromas that bring added layers of complexity.

You can feel a bit of residual sugar on the taut, nervy palate, but there is plenty of juicy, citrusy acidity to cut the sweetness -- to the point that it finishes almost dry. The floral qualities are a bit more forward here, layered with more tropical and stone fruit flavors. Though not super-long, the finish hangs on nicely with that sweet-tart combination stretching it out just enough.

About Author

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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