Sunday, January 9, 2011

Good Harbor Leelanau Peninsula Pinot Grigio, 2008

Bruce Simpson, one of the pioneers of Leelanau Peninsula wine, has passed away, but his family is still producing very good wines, some of the best values of the area.

Medium yellow./Lovely aromas and flavors of citrus, peaches and flowers./Fresh and lively but with yeasty, leesy qualities. For me, this is more like an Alsace Pinot Gris than an Italian Pinot Grigio because it has depth and body. But there is also good acidity to quench the thirst and highlight the lively fresh fruit flavors. As I remember, I paid less than $10 for this at the winery tasting room. Wish I had bought more.

1 comment:

  1. my condolences to the family, hope that they will continue to give honor to Bruce Simpson.