' Coyote Moon Vineyards - 2012 Marquette, Coyote Moon
2012 Marquette, Coyote Moon
By Zoltan Szabo on July 30, 2014
Throughout a wonderful weekend getaway on Alexandria Bay, I have managed to visit this winery, located in Clayton, 1000 Islands, NY

This is an estate growing only hybrid varieties, and that makes sense considering the climate and especially the real harsh winters; so, grapes such as Brianna, Frontenac Blanc, Frontenac Gris, La Crescent make light, crisp and fragrant whites and reds such as Frontenac and Marquette are grown in clay soils and produce fresh and juicy reds; I was pleasantly surprised by tasting these wines, clean and zesty with firm acidity and gentle grapey – vinous edge, making them ideal food pairing options for lighter summer fare, BBQ fish and poultry, pork chops and such;

The Marquette is blueberry fruit scented with some floral and gamey undertones, with lively acidity and very soft tannins, reminding me of the many Zweigelt I have recently tasted; an unpretentious and easy – drinking red for everyday consumption;

Coyote Moon wines are not available in Ontario, but the area it’s located surely worth the drive, border crossing over a spectacular bridge (just by Kingston) into a beautiful “marine land” of good times and unforgettable memories; and on that note, I am thanking my dear friends, Antal Puskas and the Loszmanns, cheers !! 


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