Bill, a most excellent TN - thank you very much for it.
I have had an abiding interest in Frontenac ever since tasting my very first Minnesota varietal Frontenac at the Tour de France MoCool in 2001. I've periodically mentioned how I wish I knew who brought it then ... whoever it was, they must not have been a regular reader/contributor here because we never did find out after that. But it was an excellent, dark ruby-red wine redolent of pure cherry fruit; it had the classic diminutive tannins of a hybrid, and was tart and refreshing - a light, acid-defined red that's truly at home on the dinner table.
I wish we had all-around free trade in wine all across North America. It would be great to see more wines like this travelling to other markets, where they would have a chance to finally get more known.