This edition of WIOG Weekly Roundup features wines we tried at Blustone Vineyards on the Leelanau Peninsula over Labor Day. As we often stress, we're not wine experts, but we do taste a lot of Michigan wine. (You may have noticed.) WIOG is our attempt to give you an idea of some selections that you may be interested in checking out based on what we've been tasting. Cheers!
- Blustone 2011 Late Harvest Riesling: "Apple, mango, honey, sweet, but not super cloying." — Shannon
- Blustone Connexion: "Cherry port. Rich and luscious, brilliant oakiness, layers of flavor, cinnamon, spice and chocolate." — Shannon
- Blustone 2011 Ad Lib: "Blend of vinifera and hybrid reds. Semi-sweet, good intro red and everyday pizza wine." — Shannon
- Blustone 2010 Winemaker's Red: "Cab Franc, Merlot, Syrah. Unique hybrid barrels, alternating French and American staves. Bold, big fruit on front, finishes with pepper and spice. I really enjoyed this interesting wine." — Shannon
- Blustone 2010 Pinot Noir: "Big color variation, spicy, meaty, bold, raspberry, big mouthfeel, long finish." — Shannon
- Blustone 2011 Pinot Noir Rosé: "Very dry, whole lot of earthiness, hints of strawberry and leather. Not your typical rosé, love it!" — Shannon
- Blustone 2011 Dry Riesling: "Huge fruit for a dry Riesling, big fruit on front, apricot and peach, very long dry finish. Super interesting wine." — Shannon
- Blustone 2011 Pinot Grigio: "Heavy aromatics, very bright pear, acid kicker on the end, very refreshing, super long finish." — Shannon
- Blustone 2010 Chardonnay: "Fresh fruit, green apple, creaminess with no oak." — Shannon
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