Producer: Mackinaw Trail Winery
Region: Tip of the Mitt AVA (Michigan)
Blend: 100% Marquette 
ABV: 12.5%
Price: $20*

* Review sample provided by the winery

Mackinaw Trail Winery 2017 Estate Grown Marquette

Mackinaw Trail Winery 2017 Estate Grown Marquette

88 points

Marquette has clearly found a home in northern Michigan. This estate-grown Marquette shows beautiful black and blue fruits with a wisp of campfire and a sprinkling of black pepper on the nose.

Fresh but not overly acidic, the lighter-bodied palate shows a nice bit of fruit purity with just a bit of an oak footprint. I find Marquette easy to over-oak, but it's done well here. This is a winery to watch in this part of Michigan.

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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 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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