' Coyote Moon Vineyards - Marquette Reserve Listed in 21 Wines to Watch
Coyote Moon Gains International Recognition in List of 21 Wines to Watch by the American Wine Society
CLAYTON, NEW YORK, May 19, 2016

Coyote Moon Vineyards' 2013 Marquette Special Reserve is named among the Top 21 Wines to Watch by Ellen Landis of the American Wine Society Wine Journal. Landis, a prestigious sommelier and wine consultant, regularly serves as a judge at wine competitions across the country where she was introduced to Coyote Moon Vineyards' exquisite Marquette Reserve. The 21 Wines to Watch List is published quarterly in the American Wine Society's Wine Journal and features 21 of the best up and coming wines from across the globe. Landis' list often features wines not only from California, Washington, and New York but also France, Portugal, Spain, New Zealand, South Africa, and more. Marquette Special Reserve's recognition in Landis' 21 Wines to Watch List marks the third time in four years that a Coyote Moon wine has won such a prestigious honor; in 2012, Coyote Moon's award-winning Frontenac and Brianna wines were listed in the Top 21 Wines to Watch in addition to Marquette being featured among Landis' favorite wines on her blog, ellenonwine.com.

The Marquette grape used in Coyote Moon's Special Reserve is one of the many Northern Climate grape varieties developed by the University of Minnesota. These hearty, cold-resistant grapes thrive in spite of the harsh winter weather typical where the vineyard is located in Clayton, NY. "I foresee the 1000 Islands Region becoming a very large wine region because of the increasingly popular grapes that we can grow here," remarks owner and winemaker, Phil Randazzo. "You can't make great wine without great grapes, and these grapes are exceptional." Marquette grapes were introduced to the wine making industry in 2006 and have continued to grow in popularity throughout colder winemaking regions such as northern New York. As a red wine, Marquette represents a new standard in cold hardy viticulture and enology.

Coyote Moon Vineyards' Marquette Special Reserve may be the finest example of Marquette in the world to date. Made with premium Northern Climate grapes selected from the family vineyard in Northern New York, each cluster was handpicked, sorted, and fermented in open bins. The grapes were then punched down several times daily by hand and the free-run juice was separated from the pre-pressed grapes and aged over two years in 100% French, American, and Hungarian oak barrels.

Marquette Special Reserve is a luxurious wine filled with mystery, complexity, and grace. At first introduction, rich black cherries and decadent raspberries caress your palate as the subtle fruit forwardness of this wine greets you. Then as it swirls and dances within your glass, it shows its true complexity through silken ripples of caramel, chocolate, and spice. Landis describes 2013 Marquette Special Reserve as "a finely tuned, exquisite Marquette."
Marquette Special Reserve is available for purchase at any of the three Coyote Moon Vineyards locations or at www.CoyoteMoon.Wine/MarquetteSpecialReserveWine.

Coyote Moon Vineyards Locations

Vineyard and Winery, 17371 East Line Road, Clayton, NY
Wine and Craft Beer Lounge, 524 Riverside Drive, Clayton, NY
Tasting Room at the Salmon Run Mall, 21182 Salmon Run Mall Loop, Watertown, NY
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