Thursday, June 18, 2015

Boskydel Leelanau Peninsula Vignoles, 2009

Bernie Rink at Boskydel was one of the pioneers of wine-making on the Leelanau Peninsula, and, to my knowledge, he has never moved from French hybrid to European varietals. Vignoles is not a familiar name with the wine-buying public, but the wine has the full body of Chardonnay plus good acidity for aging.

Medium yellow, no sign of advancing age, even after six years in the bottle. Apple and pineapple with citric acidity. Clean and fresh. Better than most Chardonnays from Leelanau and Old Mission and, at $70+ a case, an excellent value.

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