Maker: Chateau Aeronautique, Jackson, Michigan, USA
Grape: Syrah/Shiraz (at least 75%)
Place of origin: Michigan, USA
Price: $25 (Michigan by the Bottle Tasting Room Sipper Club)
Appearance: Deep burgundy.
Nose: Black currant, plum, cedar, white pepper, coriander seed.
Palate: Medium-bodied and medium dry. Fruit of the Forest pie, button mushrooms, clove.
Finish: Tart and oaky, then earthy.
Parting words: Chateau Aeronautique is a part of the cluster of wineries located in and around Jackson, Michigan. Owner/winemaker Lorenzo Lizarralde is known for bold reds and this Syrah is Lorenzo at his best. This wine is bold but never belligerent. The big, spicy flavors are balanced with fruit and earthiness to make for a very food-friendly, enjoyable wine that’s good to drink right now. Good to visit right now is Chateau Aeronautique’s brand new Irish Hills tasting room in Onsted, Michigan on Pentecost Highway between Sand and Evans lakes, south of US 12! 2013 Chateau Aeronautique Syrah is recommended.