2011 Arcturos Pinot Noir

A favorite of winemaker Lee Lutes, this dry red is dynamic with many nuances. It is elegant on the palate and complements a variety of cuisine choices.

Appellation: Michigan (60% Grand Traverse and 40% Leelanau )
Blend:100% Pinot Noir
Harvest:9/30/11
Bottling:1/09/13, 2390 cases, 12% alcohol, 0% residual sugar
Price:WAS $27.50 NOW $22.50

Flavor and Aroma:
Aromas of violets and plums followed by fruit forward
flavors of dark cherries, currants and complementary oak in the finish.

Aging Potential:
Proper cellaring will reward the patient in ten plus years.

Thoughts for Food:
Pinot Noir tends to be one of the most versatile red wines and is often a wonderful addition to many meals. Some of our recommendations include: grilled meats such as pork or lamb, artisan-made pizza, beef fajitas, grilled salmon or pepper crusted tuna steaks.

Wine Maker Comments:
Pinot Noir is the most prolific red wine grape we grow and bottle. We have been committed to making the northwest Michigan version of this variety since day one. Five different vineyard sites provide us with fruit, this makes us able to be selective with what we produce. We strive to make a very fresh and fruit driven style. The Arcturos brand of this wine is meant to be our front line Pinot Noir. There is a balance of vibrant fruit and spicy complexity that comes from time in the barrel. Oak used for this bottling is mostly older, 100% French and is roughly 10-15% new, depending on the vintage. If you are looking to try a Michigan version of what the French call Burgundy, this is your wine!

Medals:
Double Gold: 2013 Finger Lakes Wine Competition

Black Star Farms • 10844 E. Revold Road • Suttons Bay, MI 49682
phone: 231-271-4970 • fax: 231.271.4883 • email: wine@blackstarfarms.com
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