Still, the bulk of Michigan wineries dabbling in the dynamics of the Bordeaux blend have chosen to go the thrifty route and coin their own handle—and thus continue to handle their own coin. Domaine Berrien uses ‘Crown of Cab’, since they consider it the ‘crown jewel ‘of their portfolio. Pentemere’s goes by ‘Le Griffon’ for reasons known only to the untamed savages of Boondockia; i.e., Tecumseh. Wyncroft Cellars calls theirs’ ‘Shou’—Chinese for ‘longevity’ which the wine indeed displays. Accurately, if somewhat less imaginatively, Raftshol’s label reads simply ‘Red’.
A tongue twister, indeed, but a good article.