Foch, a hybrid known in France as Marécahl Foch, makes up the bulk of this wine, with Cab Sauv (30%) and Petit Verdot (5%) supporting. Smooth, with high acid, soft tannins and a hint of sweetness. Tart plummy fruit characterizes the wine; there is also aromas of pastry and lemon meringue. The finish is mouthwatering, with good fruit, vanilla and crisp acids.
There is plenty of sweet fruit, honey, golden raisin, and spearmint in this wine, but bubblegum cheapens it a trifle. Acidity keeps the feel lively, while on a whole the experience is positive and the flavors quite good.
Intense aromas of grapefruit and pineapple and flavors of tropical fruit and honey make this a pleasurable Riesling, but the sweetness on the palate tends to overpower. There’s some raciness in the mouth which saves the wine from being a complete sugar bomb, and the flavors are enjoyable, but the wine lacks some degree of sophistication and finesse.
Chambourcin shows its true colors here with a deep, dense red color and intense, aromatic flavors. Spice and berry on the nose, followed by cherry, vanilla and toast on the palate are both integrated and opulent. There’s a touch of angular smoke on the wine but overall, it’s a good example of the grape. Pair with lamb or red meat dishes.
Raspberry and strawberry aromas offer a reasonably good opening, backed by sweet strawberry and vanilla flavors. A bit sticky and candied, but overall it’s friendly and round enough to make the grade.
Creamy and fresh on the nose and followed by a play of good acidity and body, this Riesling from New Jersey is both supple and refreshing. The flavors fall a bit flat though—and need more dimension.
Fans of Jolly Rancher apple flavors will enjoy this apple ice wine, but it lacks depth and true apple flavors. The nose is candied and sweet, and on the palate, it has a lack of dimension beyond syrupy sweetness.