Black Star Farms 2008 Arcturos Pinot Gris

I’m beginning to run out of adjectives to describe the recent wines I’ve sampled from the Old Mission Peninsula in Traverse City, Michigan. Named 1 of the top 10 great places for local wine by the USA TODAY, the region is delivering quality and value, making it a popular wine destination for tourists.

Continuing that trend is Black Star Farms. A “unique agricultural destination”, Black Star Farms includes a winery and distillery, producing some of Michigan’s most awarded wines and spirits. A medium-sized winery, Black Star Farms produces approximately 25,000 cases per year. Predominantly focused on white wines like Chardonnay, Riesling and Pinot Gris (the focus of today’s post), the winery also produces sparkling, red and fruit wines.

A food-friendly Pinot Gris, the wine displays a floral nose followed by melon and a dab of lemon. A mineral-driven, crisp wine that lends itself well with seafood. At $13.50 retail, the 2008 Arcturos Pinot Gris offers tremendous value. Cheers!

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