Review: Lemon Creek Pinot Noir Rosé
Southwest Michigan does not get the attention the Mission Peninsula and Leelanau Peninsula do, but we find their wines to be solid and well-crafted. The wines will range from dry to sweet, but the balance has certainly tipped towards the dry in the last decade. Open since 1984, Lemon Creek is one of the older wineries in the regions. We sat down with their Pinot Noir Rosé, and it is a great example of how the region is progressing.
Dark salmon in the glass. Light on the nose, typical of a rosé, with a bit of blossom, honey, and cherry. Raspberry, apple, blackberry, and almond up front, hint of petrol and rose on the mid-palate, finish of earth and cherry. Dry short finish.
Wine: Pinot Noir Rosé
From: Lemon Creek, Berrien Springs, Michigan
Rating: 87 points