Tasting Note: French Valley Rosé

Another wine from the Leelanau Peninsula near Traverse City in the northern part of Michigan’s lower peninsula.  This is 100% Pinot Noir.

French Valley Rosé (2014) Leelanau Peninsula, Michigan – $20

Color: quite dark, midway between reddish-pink and copper.

Aroma: strawberry, red currant, and cherry.  Quite fruity.

Taste: a little closed – don’t drink this ice-cold! A touch of residual sugar, good acidity, and strawberry from front to back.

Nice but not outstanding.  Worth hunting down if you’re up north, but I wouldn’t cellar it.

 

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