Beverages


Creekside Red

Creekside Red

Other Red

ChankaskaUpper Mississippi Valley, MN

2013 CREEKSIDE RED Now in its third year of release, this iteration of our popular Creekside Red is fruity, spicy, rich and bold. On the nose, blackberries and black cherries dominate the fruit spectrum, while leather, tobacco, toasty oak and cloves round out the bouquet. As the wine opens up in the glass, there is a distinct milk chocolate note that is characteristic of the Marquette that makes up almost half of the blend. On the palate, soft tannins, a solid mid-palate, and a long finish help to make this a very drinkable wine. The blend includes Sangiovese, the predominant grape found in Chianti, as well as its cousin, Zinfandel. A sort of Italian-American blend, it will pair equally well with a hearty ragu, a grilled steak, or a wood-fired pizza.

Kasota Rose

Kasota Rose

Rosé

ChankaskaUpper Mississippi Valley, MN

Marquette

Marquette

Other Red

ChankaskaUpper Mississippi Valley, MN

Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc

ChankaskaUpper Mississippi Valley, MN

2014 Sauvignon Blanc GOLD MEDAL IN 2015 FINGER LAKES INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION, NEW YORK The 2014 Sauvignon Blanc hails from a historic vineyard in St. Helena, California, in the heart of the Napa Valley. Planted in 1984, this vineyard has helped make some the best Sauvignon Blancs over the last 30 years. I am proud we are able to bring this wine to Minnesota now. 2014 was a very dry and warm year in the Napa Valley and this fruit was picked the last week of August at the height of ripeness. We inoculated the juice after three days and allowed it to ferment for almost a month at 50 °F. After fermentation, the wine was racked off its primary lees and aged in tank for almost five months prior to bottling. The 2014 Sauvignon Blanc offers lip-smacking acidity to accentuate the crisp lemon, key lime pie and ruby grapefruit flavors at its core. The mid palate is smooth and refreshing, accented by floral and honeysuckle details. It has a crisp backbone of acidity, but is not overly tart, and a lingering pleasant and complex finish.