2018 Reserve Chardonnay
This year’s Reserve Chard delivers equal helpings of California-style swagger and Michigan soul. The nose has all the toasty brown sugar, rich caramel, and butterscotch you’d expect from a West Coast bruiser. The palate, though, is pure northern Michigan – juicy green apple, lemon tart, and just enough stoniness to remind you of the sunlight glinting off the rocky shores of east Grand Traverse Bay. Pull this one out the next time someone tells you “I don’t like oaky Chardonnay” – and tell ‘em Michigan sent ya!