I'll be headed up to Leelanau soon. Should I bring back another case of Bernie Rink's Boskydel Vignoles? A case is only about $70, and the wine is very versatile, going well with almost any vegetable or pork dish. Ordinarily, Vignoles ages nicely, although this 2009 seems to have reached a plateau, maybe its peak.
Medium deep gold. Very lemony--maybe too much. I usually get both lemon and pineapple from Vignoles; this vintage seems a bit short on the pineapple. Rich on the palate, though--lemon butter. Has lost some of its freshness and zing, and I'm not sure it's replaced this with anything substantial. Time will tell. Bernie warned me that 2009 was not the best of vintages.