The late renowned winemaker Bruce Simpson pressed this rich-hued, fruit-forward, semisweet wine from 100 percent M. Foch grapes. His son Sam Simpson started working with it in January, bottling and releasing only 300 cases. Good Harbor Vineyards, Leelanau County.
Clean, refined, historymaking. Competing against 954 reds at the 2009 Pacific Rim Wine Competition, this gorgeous rosé came in second to the California-made
Barbara by Jeff Runquist, compelling judges to create a new Best Rosé category, which it won hands down. Forty-Five North, Leelanau County.
Winemaker Bryan Ulbrich quips, “Don’t fear the pink, it’s a great summer drink!” Delightfully dry yet robust; a delicious pair with burgers. Made from Cabernet Franc,
Merlot, Pinot Noir and Dornfelder grapes grown on Old Mission Peninsula and in Antrim County. Left Foot Charley, Traverse City.
Lush, ripe, herbaceous, bold. At press time only a handful of bottles left at the Old Mission tasting room. 2 Lads Winery, Old Mission Peninsula.