It is a cold and bleak midwinter night and we are hunkered down, the fire ablaze and a Flemish version of beef stew, Carbonnade a la Flamande, in the oven. Garrison Keillor is on the radio, relaying the latest news from Lake Wobegon and a far bleaker, colder night.
To complement this evening we are tasting the wines of Northern Vineyards Winery, where Robin Partch crafts the wines from the Minnesota Winegrowers Cooperative. Following are the notes on the Old Vines bottling.
Northern Vineyards Winery, Minnesota, Old Vines The nose features fresh blueberries, brown spices and leather. In the mouth the same theme continues with vibrant acidity, light body and a soft profile of tannin.
Cellared and bottled by the Minnesota Winegrowers Cooperative in Stillwater, 12.5% $11.95 at the winery, an industry sample Northern Vineyards Winery