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.