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Thursday, September 04, 2008

2005 Shady Lane Pinot Noir Leelanau Peninsula

We hit up this winery on our recent trip to Michigan and found this wine enjoyable enough to grab a bottle.

The nose here is distinct and clear – cherry cola gummy candy.

Cherry cola on the palate as well with some sharp acid. While I wouldn't call this simple, the dominating forces here are cherry cola – which to me is outstanding.

The finish brings some interesting notes of bell pepper

Day two brings more cherry and cola notes but the bell pepper has worked its way onto the palate and some chocolate notes start coming through as well.

At $16 this is easily one of the better under $20 Pinot Noirs that we've had from any region. Well done.

1 comment:

Adam Satchwell said...

Glad you liked the wine. I think the '06 is even better!

Adam Satchwell
Winemaker, Shady Lane Cellars