Producer:  Petoskey Farms Vineyard & Winery 
Region: Tip of the Mitt AVA
Vineyards: 40% Petoskey Farms Estate Vineyard, 40% Mackinaw Trail Vineyard, 20% Gabriel Farms Vineyard
Blend: 100% marquette
ABV: 12.9%
pH: 3.54
Production: 199 cases
Price: $28*

* Review sample provided by the winery

Petoskey Farms 2017 Marquette

Petoskey Farms 2017 Marquette

88 points

Hailing from northern Michigan, this marquette shows of all of the freshness and bright fruit that makes the variety so compelling. The nose smells like just-crushed black cherries and blackberries with hints of spice, chocolate and camp fire.

Juicy, lighter bodied and super-fresh on the palate, there are more cherries and blackberries here along with an earthy edge and some iron-y meatiness. As it warms a bit, some smoke and cinnamon spice emerge. Acidity provides the structure here rather than tannin.

With the subtle-but-distinct smoky oak influence, this seems like a great pairing for grilled chicken and pork.

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 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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