St. Croix

 

This hybrid grape cultivar was produced in 1983 by Elmer Swenson, a pioneering grape breeder who introduced a number
of new cultivars that are hardy in the Upper Midwest. It was introduced by the University of Minnesota.
 
St. Croix vines are vigorous and produce medium sized, somewhat loose clusters of grapes. It has moderate to good
disease resistance, and is hardy to -28°F or better.
 
St. Croix grapes produce medium to full bodied, dry, deep red wines with low tannins, good fruity aromas, and have currant and other dried fruit flavor aspects. Production often employs oak barrel ageing to add even more complexity to the wine’s bouquet and flavors.
– Description from Irish Abedejos

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  • Sharpe Hill Vineyard Dry Summer Rosé NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by carriegpdx


  • Château la Croix St. Georges Red Bordeaux Blend Pomerol 2005

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    Wine review by john67


  • Maugle Sierra Vineyards St. Croix Southeastern New England NV

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    In this wine i can sense the varietal derivative of the St. Croix grape. Full in the mouth and the nose with lush berries and the whisper of cherry tartness upon finishing. Enjoyed best on its own while supporting most white meated meals. no harsh edges and no uncomfortable nights...delicious! Read More

    Wine review by cwhetzer2


  • Maugle Sierra Vineyards Ledyard Sunset Red NV

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    traditional to the pallette and the nose, hints of blackberry and plum mask the traditional pepperiness of the Cab Franc. Stands out in even the sturdiest of meals. beautifully colored and shimmers. Balanced in the mouth with a slight acidic mid bump. lovely wine! Read More

    Wine review by cwhetzer2


  • Maugle Sierra Vineyards 1740 Ledyard House Red

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    A Merlot/St. Croix blend, the Merlot grapes are brought in from Long Island, but the St. Croix is all grown locally on Maugle Sierra land. Merlots are tough here in the northeast, as the grape does not do as well in the colder winters and shorter growing seasons, often resulting in a wine that is less robust than the Merlots of the west coast. ... Read More

    Wine review by MTB


  • Maugle Sierra Vineyards Ledyard Sunset Red NV

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    A blend of estate-grown St. Croix and Cabernet Franc grapes brought in from Massachusetts, the Sunset Red is a medium-bodied, garnet-colored wine. The nose is brighter than the House Red, with more of the sea-air-tang I find so often in Northeastern reds and notes of both cherry and plum. In the mouth, the wine is a bit more traditional than ... Read More

    Wine review by MTB


  • Maugle Sierra Vineyards St. Croix Southeastern New England NV

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    Estate-grown and double-fermented in oak barrels, the St. Croix is a dark purple color with a beautiful soft and subtle nose with light notes of cherry. In the mouth the wine is soft and silky with almost no tannins. Lightly sweet from notes of cherry, there is just a touch of bitterness at the end which provides a nice balance. The fruit not... Read More

    Wine review by MTB


  • Château la Croix de Marbuzet Red Bordeaux Blend St. Estèphe 2005

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    Dense, inky purple in the glass, needs a good 2 hours to open. Quite big on the nose with vivid and well focused raspberry, cappuccino and santal wood. Round and powerful in the mouth helped by straightforward but fine tanins. Good center of darkfruits (blueberry) and focusing spices such as black pepper and cinamon. Very masculine though, was ... Read More

    Wine review by Carrynot


  • Sharpe Hill Vineyard Red Blend Red Seraph NV

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    dark spicy and smoky...LOVE IT Read More

    Wine review by jimmy33945


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