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Forty-Five North 45 Red, Leelanau Peninsula, USA

Wine Notes

Indicative Blend: Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon

Average Price of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD: $24


Grape Variety

Rare Red Blend is a term Wine-Searcher uses for red wines made from unusual or rarely seen combinations of grape varieties (see also Rare White Blend). It also proves convenient for those wines whose blend is unknown or unpublished.

Although typically complex, many rare red-wine blends do conform to a certain patterns. Many are regional twists on the classic Bordeaux Blend; by adding their local signature grape to a basic Cabernet-Merlot blend, many regions have successfully broadened the appeal of their wines while maintaining a degree of regionality. In Italy, this is done with local specialties such as Sangiovese, Montepulciano and even Trentino's idiosyncratic Lagrein. In Austria it is achieved with Zweigelt or Blaufrankisch, and sometimes both. ...more


Region
  • Leelanau Peninsula is an American Viticultural Area (AVA) in western Michigan, at the north-western edge of Lake Michigan. It covers, rather neatly, the whole of Leelanau County, which itself includes the Leelanau Peninsula, one of several on the complex eastern coastline of the lake. A range of cool-climate varieties are grown in the AVA, including Riesling, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

    The 30-mile-long (50km) peninsula is located between Lake Michigan and the smaller Grand Traverse Bay, across which lies the ...more

  • Michigan is a state in the American Midwest, between the Great Lakes of Huron and Michigan along the United States' border with Canada. Despite its relatively high latitude, Michigan is the fourth-largest grape-growing state in America, with more than 13,500 acres (5500ha) of vineyards, although many of the vines are for table grapes and ...more


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