Maker: Chateau Grand Traverse, Traverse City, Michigan, USA
Place of origin: Michigan, USA
Purchased for $14
Appearance: Iridescent gold.
Nose: White peach, apricot, lime zest, sherry.
Palate: Medium bodied. Sweet and citric. Hazelnuts, lychee, rancio.
Finish: Like an orange push pop but not as sweet.
Parting words: 2011 in northern Michigan was one of the rare vintages that was both prolific and high quality. Reds did particularly well but the whites were no slouch either, as this wine clearly shows. CGT’s 2011 LHR exhibits all the characteristics of an excellent, aged wine of this type. Loads of rich, oxidized flavor but elegantly balanced with citrus and a touch of bitterness. This wine is best on its own or with cheesy or hors d’oeuvres. My wife was craving a white wine with dinner so we ended up drinking it with grilled hot dogs and potato chips and it did just fine with those, bringing out big orange flavors.
This is another big winner from Chateau Grand Traverse and the 2011 vintage. Highly recommended.