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Wine Recommendation

Wine:Wyncroft Wines 2004 Riesling, Madron Lake Vineyard (Lake Michigan Shore)

Wyncroft Wines

2004 Riesling, Madron Lake Vineyard
(Lake Michigan Shore)

Ahh Riesling… the grape that clings desperately to the terroir from which it was grown. And why not? ...who wouldn’t want to cling to the beautiful Lake Michigan Shore where this wine spent its formative year? A long, warm growing season, constant lake effect breezes, blue-gray clay and glacier formed slopes all contribute to this Riesling’s coming of age – and it shows!

The nose is fresh and full of nectarine, Clementine and McIntosh apple, followed by a hint of marzipan and fresh raw summer squash. Pleasant wafts of familiar Petrol remind you that this Riesling hasn’t been stripped of its identity. With such a fertile nose, be prepared to be satisfyingly shocked by the mineral and acid that piques your palate! Zesty lime pops in your mouth with a hint of white pineapple and stony, crisp minerals. A substantial finish reminds you that this bottle will only get better with a little cellar time.

If Wyncroft isn’t on your cult radar yet, pay attention! Jim and Rae Lee, bon vivants extraordinaire, are true artists that know what Michigan is capable of. They sell their wines only from the winery in case lots to an exclusive customer mailing list.

(Note: this recommendation took a full bottle of wine and relentless revisions to master. The wine doesn’t want to stop evolving! A fine Riesling that will continue to intrigue for many more years.)

Reviewed May 1, 2007 by Tasting Panel.

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The Wine

Winery: Wyncroft Wines
Vineyard: Madron Lake Vineyard
Vintage: 2004
Wine: Riesling
Appellation: Lake Michigan Shore
Grape: Riesling
Price: 750ml $20.00

Review Date: 5/1/2007

The Reviewer

Tasting Panel

The combined experience and diverse palates of our editorial and reviewing staff. We are ever on the lookout for notable examples of wines of regional character to offer as a collective recommendation to our readers.