Maker: Bowers Harbor, Traverse City, Michigan, USA.
Place of origin: Block II, Bowers Harbor estate, Old Mission Peninsula AVA, Traverse City, Michigan, USA.
Grape: Riesling (at least 85%)
Purchased for $16 (Holiday Market)
Thanks to Holiday Market Wine for ordering this for me.
Appearance: Pale gold.
Nose: Golden apple, orange zest, lemon thyme, peach,
Palate: Full-bodied. Meyer lemon, Valencia orange, mineral water.
Finish: Drying with a little tartness.
Parting words: When I heard that 2017 Block II was going to be a part of a Riesling Roundtable hosted by the Michigan Wine Collective on Twitter on June 24, 2019, I was very excited. Block II is one of my all-time favorite Michigan wines and is the gold standard for dry Riesling in Michigan, in my opinion. I reviewed the 2013 vintage a couple years ago and I’ve been madly in love ever since. I also reviewed the 2010 vintage back in 2015.
The 2017 vintage is already showing itself to be another strong one, if this wine is any indication. I love the freshness and acid here and I can’t wait to see how the other bottle I bought will develop in my cellar. Drink now or cellar for another year or two. 2017 Block II Riesling is highly recommended!