Maker: 45 North, Lake Leelanau, Michigan, USA
Grape: Pinot Noir (at least 85%)
Place of origin: Leelanau Peninsula AVA, Michigan, USA
Style: Dry Rosé
Purchased for $22 (Michigan by the Bottle, Royal Oak)
Appearance: Pale, orangey pink.
Nose: Strawberry, overdone mixed berry pie, cedar.
Palate: Full-bodied, pink raspberry, watermelon.
Finish: Semi-sweet with fruit and a little acid and oak.
Parting words: 45 North is located on Leelanau Peninsula about 2/3 of a way up the middle of the peninsula. It has a very nice tasting room with ample indoor and outdoor seating, fit for a senator.
At any rate, I really enjoyed this wine. Purely by accident, last weekend I was able to compare 45 North’s red Pinot Noir (2016) with this pink version. The red was good, but I think I like the pink even more. Northern Michigan is started to get very good at pink wine. $22 is an ok price, but remember, this isn’t pink supermarket plonk. 45 North Pinot Noir Rosé is recommended.