“The American proves its character from the first glance. A beautiful, medium-bodied wine, the garnet color reflects its stellar bloodline as a Pinot Noir descendant. The smell was also reminiscent of its grandpa, with just-ripe plum, wet earth, slight mint, and green pepper; all these same elements showed through to the palate as well, then led to a spectacular spicy finish. What a food friendly wine The American is with cheeses, salamis, and artichoke dip.
Truly, The American is an impressive example of Marquette. This is just one in a number of Marquette wines being produced throughout the Midwest that shows what these vines can do with a few years of maturity and a good growing season. Firehouse winemakers have done a great job of letting the elements of this up-and-coming grape show with just the right amount of intervention in the cellar. Wines like The American will only continue to increase the prestige and popularity of one of America’s great Midwestern grapes…”
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