Victory View Vineyard Independence Marquette Reserve 2014 is aged in newer and older French oak barrels. This is a limited bottling, of their best and oldest Marquette with it's own specific barrel regimen. I loved this wine. It was deep, dark, and rich.
There is no question Gerry and Mary offer some of the best Marquette on the east coast, and belong in conversations about not only the better cool climate wines, not better Marquette varietal wines, but very good red wines in general. Victory View Vineyard produces wonderful wines across the board!
I loved all three reds in a huge way. None particularly tasted like cold climate wines, but instead ere much more reminiscent of warmer climate wines. Deep red stewed fruits, dry, with a nice balance of acidity and tannin, color and oak. Nice, bold fruit. But nice, dry finished.
These were all polished wines, worthy of any wine list. Remarkable!