Wine Talk: Frontenac Blanc Taste and Tell
May. 04, 2017
Tasting notes tell you what a wine should taste like. The winemaker or owner describes, in elegant and intricate wording, what to taste when trying a specific wine. You don't see human reaction. In honor of our May 6 Vintner's Choice VIP Day, we decided to give the staff some of our latest release, Frontenac Blanc, and see what they had to say.
Steve, Winemaker - "It kind of reminds me of an Aaron Rodgers Hail Mary pass. It's like, there's this great anticipation, you know the ball's gonna get to the end zone, and then (...sips wine) it finishes with a completion."
Maria, Owner - "The smell really holds true to the flavor. It's got so much fruit quality and the fruit's all up front, like a lot of our whites are but then you get that dry finish, making it just a perfect food pairing wine.
Bob, Vineyard Manager - "I can identify this as a Frontenac, even though it's not like Frontenac Gris or Frontenac Noir, it's Frontenac Blanc. It's kind of like family members. It's like 'You're one of those Smith boys aren't you?' You have these distinguishing characteristics like the nose, the eyes, something that's hereditary."
Sam, Marketing Director - "It's a very light wine. It's very crisp. It's bright. It's a little bit sweet on the front, but finishes a little bit crisper on the back end. It reminds me of a starburst jelly bean. Sweet in the beginning and ends with a little tartness to it."