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August Hill Illinois Frontenac Rosé NV

Member Review by Tyler Worth:

86 points. The aroma of this wine is slightly sweet with a bit of toast and cranberry. There is also a baguette-like yeastiness, and a very delicate floral aroma. It kind of reminds me of the way fresh fruit Danish smell, with a lot of bready components and a good amount of fruit preserves. The first sip greets you with a splash of fine, scrubby bubbles, that seem somewhere between those that you find in Vinho Verde and those in Moscato d’ Asti. There are delicate flavors of red fruit, a touch of flint, and a little bit of something that hinges on being coffee bean-like. The finish is supple and bright with tastes of rose petal and crushed stone. This is actually a surprisingly refined effort, and I think you could probably serve it to someone blindfolded and they would think it was a pretty pricy bottle of Champagne or Cava. It’s got good structure and it’s pretty impressive overall. I think this would make a great aperitif wine, and it would easily be a wine worth trying. Source: What's Worth Drinking: Post #33: Tasting Illinois Frontenac at August Hill Winery ( http://whatsworthdrinking.com/2010/06/25/post-33-tasting-illinois-frontenac-at-august-hill-winery/ )

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August Hill Winery:
August Hill Winery was built in July, 2004. The day before the first grapes arrived (September 19, 2004), we moved in tanks, presses and crushers to take on this first harvest. Next to arrive was the bottling equipment and then the many family and friends to help us bottle and label the first bottles of August Hill Winery wine. We have added additional equipment and even built a loading dock ... Read more
August Hill Winery was built in July, 2004. The day before the first grapes arrived (September 19, 2004), we moved in tanks, presses and crushers to take on this first harvest. Next to arrive was the bottling equipment and then the many family and friends to help us bottle and label the first bottles of August Hill Winery wine. We have added additional equipment and even built a loading dock to help us handle all of the bottles that are now passing through the winery. It is hard to believe that this building stood empty a few years ago when it was built. It is now filled with wine-making equipment and wine. The heart of the winery is the volunteers, family and friends who share our passion for creation. They help us with planting, pruning, harvesting, crushing, bottling, labeling, taste testing, transporting grapes and wine, repairing and so many other tasks that have contributed to our success. Read less

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Snooth User: Tyler Worth
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3.00 5
01/18/2011

86 points. The aroma of this wine is slightly sweet with a bit of toast and cranberry. There is also a baguette-like yeastiness, and a very delicate floral aroma. It kind of reminds me of the way fresh fruit Danish smell, with a lot of bready components and a good amount of fruit preserves. The first sip greets you with a splash of fine, scrubby bubbles, that seem somewhere between those that you find in Vinho Verde and those in Moscato d’ Asti. There are delicate flavors of red fruit, a touch of flint, and a little bit of something that hinges on being coffee bean-like. The finish is supple and bright with tastes of rose petal and crushed stone. This is actually a surprisingly refined effort, and I think you could probably serve it to someone blindfolded and they would think it was a pretty pricy bottle of Champagne or Cava. It’s got good structure and it’s pretty impressive overall. I think this would make a great aperitif wine, and it would easily be a wine worth trying. Source: What's Worth Drinking: Post #33: Tasting Illinois Frontenac at August Hill Winery ( http://whatsworthdrinking.com/2010/06/25/post-33-tasting-illinois-frontenac-at-august-hill-winery/ )



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