Thursday, July 09, 2009
Parallel 44 - Kewaunee, WI - 7/4/09
Parallel 44 is located around 30 minutes southeast of Green Bay in a somewhat tucked away area - it's not right off the highway and you do have to be looking for it.
Seyval Blanc - Floral nose, a tad sweet, with floral/herbal tea qualities on the palate.
Riesling - Sweet, a bit of acid, pink apples, with peach and various stone fruit lingering around.
Rosso - Cherry nose, semisweet, decent acid and mildly tannic, with cherry flavors but still a bit sweet for our liking.
Baco Noir - A goofy grape varietal that I was happy to see. Cherry, chocolate, and blueberry, still sweet and lacking tannin or oak, but interesting enough that it's worth a try.
2007 Cabernet Sauvignon - A funky nose, light in body with spice and a bit of funk and mild sweet oak with strawberry notes hanging around in the background.
Meditation - A sweet, heavy dessert wine with cherry notes - full notes at some point in the future.
A nice place with some unusual wines, perhaps worth a stop if you're in the area. I'm not glowing about it, but just for a chance to try some Baco and go for a country drive I'd say it's worth the trip.