Producer: Cannon River Winery
Grapes: Marquette & Marachel Foch
Barrel Program: 24 months in American oak (30% new)
* Review sample provided by the winery
Cannon River Winery 2015 Family Reserve Red
Smells almost like an East Coast Bordeaux variety blend in its combination of plum and blackberry fruit with a subtle earthy, herbal edge and spices.
The medium-bodied palate starts off with a fruitcake spiciness with ripe black fruits, hints of carob, dried herb and autumn leaves. Medium intense, likely oak-borne, tannins provide structure along with fresh acidity. Both fun and serious, this is an ambitious wine that pushes where these grapes can go.