La Crescent – Chankaska, Kasota, MN

La Crescent Bottle and Wine Glass

($22, Alcohol 13.8% by Volume, Chankaska Winery)

Chankaska’s La Crescent is made up of 100% La Crescent grapes. These grapes were developed by the University of Minnesota and released to the public in 2002. It has since become a very popular Minnesota grape. 

The La Crescent grape is known for its tropical flavor profile, sweetness, and acidic nature. It tastes similar to that of a German Riesling. Because of its balance of flavors, sweetness, and acidity it is easy to drink on an afternoon with cheese and crackers. 

I really enjoyed this wine. Its sweetness and acidity were well balanced and made this wine seem sophisticated. Check out my wine tasting notes below:

  • Clarity (quantity of suspended particles in the wine): Clear
  • Intensity (concentration of color): Pale
  • Color: Lemon
  • Condition (smell normal or off): Clean
  • Intensity (how pronounced the smell is): Light
  • Aromatic Characteristic (what you smell): Pineapple
  • Sweetness: Medium Sweet
  • Acidity: Medium
  • Tannin (dry/astringent): Low
  • Body (how it feels in your mouth): Light
  • Flavor Characteristic (what you taste): Melon and Pineapple
  • Finish Length: Medium

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Multiple Gold Winner!

I had bought the 2015 La Crescent from my local liquor store, which has won some gold metals. But there have been multiple years that the La Crescent has won 4 gold metals.

La Crescent Bottle
La Crescent Visual from Glass

Where to get a bottle of Chankaska’s La Crescent for yourself?

Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery
1179 E Pearl St
Kasota, MN 56050

Wine to go is available everyday 12-5pm during COVID-19. Call or Email your order:
Phone: (507)931-0089

Home Delivery

Chankaska delivers wine to your doorstep for free! Valid in certain states.

Find a Liquor Store Near You

Can’t wait for your bottle to arrive at your doorstep? Or don’t live close to Kasota and don’t want to take a leisure drive? Find Chankaska wines at a liquor store near you.


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