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2014 Sparkling Riesling (Off-Dry)

100% Riesling - Leelanau Peninsula

Bursting with fresh fruit, our Sparkling Riesling is a celebration in itself. This lively wine radiates peach and melon flavors that make this a great brunch accompaniment. Makes the perfect Mimosa!

Food pairings: fresh fruit, seafood crepes, eggs benedict, ham    

               

Coop de Pomme Hard Cider - Crisp Apple (Off-Dry)

Leelanau Peninsula 

Bright, light and crisp, our refreshing cider is made with 100% Leelanau peninsula apples.  It boasts intense notes of apple with a subtle sweetness sure to quench your thirst even on the warmest summer days in Northern Michigan!

Food pairings: Whitefish sandwich, cheese and charcuterie, smoked salmon, brunch fare

 

Coop de Pomme Hard Cider - Cherry Infused (Off-Dry)

Leelanau Peninsula 

Bright, light and crisp, our refreshing cider is made with 100% Leelanau peninsula apples and infused with a hint of local cherry.  It boasts intense notes of apple with hints of cherry and a subtle sweetness sure to quench your thirst even on the warmest summer days in Northern Michigan!

Food pairings: Whitefish sandwich, cheese and charcuterie, smoked salmon, brunch fare

 

White Wine


2013 Grüner Veltliner (Dry)

100% Grüner Veltliner – Leelanau Peninsula

A refreshing, clean and crisp drinking dry white with notes of citrus and a subtle minerality on the finish.  A beautifully expressive and classically cool climate white.

Food Pairing: Light summer fare, seafood, poultry and shellfish

 

2013 Dry Riesling (Dry)

100% Riesling - Leelanau Peninsula

Intense flavors of apricot, lime zest and honeysuckle. Rich on the palate with a decidedly dry minerality, great balance and a finish that lingers.

Food pairings: freshwater and saltwater fish, shellfish, mild Asian and Latin cuisine 

 

2013 Muscat (Dry)

100% Muscat – Leelanau Peninsula

Medium bodied with rich tropical fruit notes and light, clean, and dry finish.  A rich expression of bright aromatics and hints of peach and melon.

Food Pairings: Roast chicken, Middle Eastern and Indian cuisine, curry, Korean bbq

 

2013 Gewurztraminer (Dry)

100% Gewurztraminer - Leelanau Peninsula

Big and rich with copious tangerine, lychee, ginger, rose petal and spice. Very intense and expressive!

Food pairings: Asian cuisine, curries, grilled shellfish

 

2014 Hennessy Harbor White (Dry)

Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Grüner Veltiner – Leelanau Peninsula

Hennessy Harbor is the sister vineyard to Shady Lane Cellars’ estate vineyard, located on the other side of Lake Leelanau and named for owner Richard Fortune’s mother whose maiden name was Hennessy.  The Hennessy Harbor White is full bodied with delicate hints of oak, white flowers and subtle fruit.  It exhibits depth and complexity while restrained in its expression.

Food Pairing: Roasted chicken, pork tenderloin, grilled salmon and roast turkey

 

2014 “The Project” Pinot Blanc (Dry)

100% Pinot Blanc – Bien Nacido Vineyard, Santa Barbara County, CA

“The Project” is just that, a special project focused on capturing the uniqueness of time and place, but distinct and different from the tradition on the Leelanau Peninsula.  The Pinot Blanc from Bien Nacido exhibits bright notes of ripe fruit balanced with firm oak expression leading to a floral nuttiness representative of the conditions in Santa Barbara County.

Food Pairing: Grilled poultry, holiday fare, pork roast, chicken cacciatore

 

2014 “The Project” Viognier (Dry)

100% Viognier – Lake County, CA

“The Project” is just that, a special project focused on capturing the uniqueness of time and place, but distinct and different from the tradition on the Leelanau Peninsula.   The Viognier has a classic expression of tropical fruit and honeysuckle while remaining bone dry with a full rich expression of the fruit notes.

Food Pairing: Steamed Maine Lobster, escargot, chicken salad, roast pork

 

2013 Semi-Dry Riesling (Semi-Dry)

100% Riesling - Leelanau Estate Grown & Bottled

Flavors of lime zest, honey, wildflowers and peach. Fermented and aged in stainless steel this wine shows some sweetness up front but finishes bright, clean and crisp.

Food pairings: freshwater fish, shellfish, Asian cuisine, poultry

 

2013 Coop de Blanc (Sweet)

100% Vignoles - Leelanau Estate Grown & Bottled

Delicious flavors of candied tropical fruit, nectarine and melon. Noticeably sweet but with great balance and a clean, crisp finish.

Food pairings: grilled chicken, fresh fruit and anything in your picnic basket
Winemaker's favorite: grilled, smoked chicken with Kansas City style barbecue sauce

 

Rosé Wine


 

2014 Cabernet Franc/Merlot Rosé (Dry)

Cabernet Franc, Merlot – Leelanau Peninsula

Perfect anytime, a bright and refreshing rosé with crisp citrus notes and hints tart berry, green apple and a subtle minerality.

Food Pairing: Grilled seafood, shellfish and poultry

 

2014 Pinot Noir Rosé (Dry)

100% Pinot Noir – Leelanau Peninsula

A refreshingly light rosé with a kiss of oak and soft texture.  Dry floral notes with orange blossom and citrus on the finish.

Food Pairing: Fruit Salad, grilled seafood, shellfish and poultry

 

2014 Coop de Rosé (Semi-Sweet)

Aromatic Blend – Leelanau Peninsula

The perfect anytime wine with bright, refreshing and ripe fruit notes of sweet berry and tropical fruit with a clean refreshing finish.

Food Pairing: The perfect picnic wine!

 

Red Wine


2012 Pinot Noir (Dry)

100% Pinot Noir - Leelanau Peninsula

Wonderful cool-climate Pinot Noir, all at once lush, soft and intensely aromatic and flavorful. Black cherry, raspberry, pomegranate, cocoa, cola, black tea, orange peel, a bit of brown baking spices and a hint of smokiness in the finish all join together in this wine.

Food pairings: grilled salmon with red wine sauce, beef braised with mushrooms

 

2010 Coop de Rouge (Dry)

63% Regant, 33% Cabernet Franc, 4% Mixed Reds - Leelanau Peninsula

The Shady Lane Cellars House Red, our winemaker searches for just the right components that makes the perfect wine for everyday and blends them to create a medium-bodied quaffer with lots of fruit and just a little oak.

Food pairings: burgers, ribs, pizza, pasta, whatever is for dinner on Tuesday night

 

2013 Blue Franc (Dry)

100% Blaufränkish (Lemberger) - Leelanau Peninsula

We planted this variety with the high hopes of producing a red with a lush, soft, big fruit profile and loaded with lots of spice. 2007 was our first vintage of this wine and our expectations for this variety were not only realized, they were greatly exceeded, we are very excited about having this wine as part of the Shady Lane Cellars offering. Concentrated fruit flavors of blueberry, mulberry and blackberry are there with a big mouthfeel, soft, lush tannins and a level of black pepper and cedar spice that make this wine a favorite. The unique power but softness of this wine makes this a versatile match at the table.

Food pairings: venison, roast lamb, grilled beef

 

2012 Franc 'n' Franc (Dry)

56% Cabernet Franc, 26% Blaufränkish, 17% Merlot - Leelanau Peninsula

Our Winemaker experimented with blends for this wine for several years and has created something we feel is more than the sum of its parts. Exhibiting all the spice of our Blue Franc and the wonderful fruit and floral aspects of both the Blue Franc and Cabernet Franc, with the addition of the richness of Merlot, we are absolutely in love with this creation. Raspberry, blueberry, mulberry, lavender, cocoa and spice, with beautiful richness and structure, we think this wine is all there... and more! It is big, dark and brooding. It's Franc 'n' Franc, monstrously good, and yes, it's alive!

Food pairings: grilled beef or lamb