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Resident wine expert Sandra Silfven on all things vino
MAR 29, 2013, 9:05 AM
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Line 39 Sauvignon Blanc Lake County 2012, $10
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Wow: Keep your eyes peeled for this
brand — in stores and restaurants. It’s
tart, crisp, dry with puckery grapefruit
peel, lime, lemon zest and subtle grass
and herbs. It’s a classy wine, perfect for
seafood, aperitifs, chicken and pork, and
a steal for the SRP of $10. Line 39
refers to Lake County’s latitude. Lake
County is north of Napa and Sonoma and
is named for Clear Lake, the largest
freshwater lake in Californina. It’s home
to a number of wineries. Line 39 is a
brand of Ceccheti Wine Co., founded by
Roy Cecchetti and his wife Rachael in
2007. The company makes five
brands: Austerity, Backhouse, Exitus,
Line 39, and Redtree. Bob Broman is the
winemaker.
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More acclaim for Michigan Riesling
The results are in from the recent Finger
Lakes International Wine Competition.
Understand that Michigan and the Finger
Lakes District of New York get national
(Image courtesy of Cecchetti Wine Co.)
acclaim for their Rieslings. The Best of
Show categories for this competition are
a little different. There are four: Best Chardonnay, Best Riesling, Best
Cabernet Sauvignon and Best Ice Wine. So you can see how important
Riesling is. This year’s Best Riesling is Michigan’s Chateau Fontaine 2011
Semi-Sweet Riesling — which is amazing in such a big field of Rieslings.
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In the recent International Eastern Wine Competition’s Riesling
Championship, Michigan bested NY again with the 2011 Riesling from
Laurentide, a new winery on the Leelanau Peninsula.
Also in the Finger Lakes competition, Michigan’s Black Star Farms Arcturos
2011 Pinot Noir and 2011 Riesling grabbed Double Golds. See the complete
results.
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Oh, and about those two competitions and the Michigan winners — both
wines were made by Shawn Walters at French Road Cellars — the custom
winemaking business in Lake Leelanau.
Michigan’s Brys Estate on Old Mission Peninsula
New vintages of this boutique winery’s most popular wines are being
released today — the Pinot Noir/Riesling, Naked Chardonnay, Dry Riesling,
and Pinot Blanc, all from the 2012 vintage. The 2011 Merlot also is available
for sale today. The Naked Chardonnay (unoaked) is one of my all-time
favorites from this winery.
In honor of Stephanie Maryann Brys Sr., vintner Walter Brys’ mother, who
loves her son’s Rieslings and will turn 95 on April 5, the 2011 Brys Estate
Riesling will be sold at a 20 percent discount for the month of April.
The new Web posting features a delicious-sounding breakfast quiche for a
holiday treat. Take a look at the recipe
It’s going in my recipe file: Thank you, Patrick Brys!
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Sandra, Thanks for the 95th Birthday wishes for Walt's Mom, Stephanie Mary Ann Brys! She has been an avid
Detroit News reader and cross word puzzler for many of those years! She does know good Riesling!
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