BluStone has a wonderful tasting room at the top of a hill near Traverse City, with a tremendous vista over the vines and surrounding countryside. It’s worth a trip there just for the view, let alone the wines. Some of these grapes were brought in from vineyards outside the Leelanau Peninsula AVA, hence the plain Michigan designation.
BluStone Pinot Grigio (2015) Michigan – $12
Color: pale gold, with a hint of green.
Aroma: lemon curd and custard, with slight grassy notes.
Taste: smooth, with a big body up front of citrus and stone fruit. There’s a hint of sugar in there. Good acidity, but not tart of astringent like cheap Italian Pinot Grigio.
This is a great deal. You don’t need to chill this to death, the way you do some many other Pinot Grigios in the same price range. Recommended.