This is a silky-smooth Pinot Noir from Old Shore Vineyards in Michigan. This wine has good fruit, acid, and earth...a very balanced wine. Definitely not the wine for someone looking for something intensely fruity. But, this is a great value for people who like more restrained Pinots, like those from Burgundy or Oregon.
We know what you're thinking - wines from Michigan can't compete with wines from the West Coast. Well, Old Shore Vineyards is about to prove you wrong. Winemaker, Cornel Olivier, was born and raised amongst vineyards in South Africa and has decades of experience in the wine industry. Between five estate vineyards, Old Shore crafts stunning Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris, without the California price tag. If you live in Chicago, we strongly encourage you to support this Midwest winery - you won't regret it. Cheers!More from this winery
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