I found this champagne to actually stand up better when it was allowed to breathe for about an hour. The high acidic smell picked up when it was first opened died off quickly when allowed to sit. Toasted biscuits and honey on the nose, on the palate you pick up a lot of butter and floral essence. This was my first serious tasting of a champagne and I was overall impressed with the power of it.
Listed on wine enthusiasts top values for 2009. The wine has a nice pure ruby color that doesn't give anything away on the edges. Found it to be a little tight on the nose but did pick up hints of black fruit and spice. After decanting the wine for a bit the spice notes translated to palate with a nice tart feeling on the mid palate. Nice smooth wine from beginning to end makes this a good wine for a great deal.
A perfectly balanced Michigan chardonnay. An amazing suprise from this small winery. On the nose you get reminded of a cider mill with the caramel apples and crushed nut elements. On the pallet you get nice buttery smooth feel getting hints of french oak and apple. The finish is incredibly smooth and wants you to go for that second glass. Paired quite well with a 46% cacao chocolate and was a hit with wine amateurs and enthusiasts.