Grapes: Riesling, Vidal Blanc, Vignoles, Seyval Blanc.
Place of origin: Leelanau peninsula AVA, Michigan, USA
Price: $10 (website)
Appearance: Light gold.
Nose: Light. Dried flowers, white peaches.
Palate: Full bodied and semi-dry. Underripe peaches, light apple juice, a touch of white grape juice.
Finish: Dry and slightly fruity. Fades quickly.
Parting words: Besides being the flower that SHOULD be the Michigan state flower (apple trees aren’t native, bro), Trillium is the name of Good Harbor’s perennially popular white table wine.
Unlike other popular Michigan whites in this price range, Trillium is actually fairly dry. It pairs very well with food like a true table wine should and while it has just a whisker of fox, it isn’t too noticeable and shouldn’t shock any Europeans you may serve this wine to.
Trillium is inoffensive in both senses of the word. Not bad but not interesting either. I’ve seen it as high as $15, but as long as it’s around $10, it’s recommended.