Good Harbor Vineyards’ Trillium
By Lynda Wheatley | April 24, 2021
While you await the annual arrival of the season’s striking vermillion and white wood lilies, you can sate your taste for them with Good Harbor’s ode to their natural brilliance, Trillium. A white wine of impeccable balance — medium sweet, medium dry, medium priced — the liquid Trillium is, like its forest-floor-born namesake, a Michigan spring standard that shines far too brightly to ever be called a wallflower. Initial sips of this reisling-based blend suggest subtle flavors of nectarine and tangerine; every sip hits all the right mid-palate buttons before washing down in the sharp blaze of a brightly acid finish. A super pairing for a peasant-style picnic (think bread, cheese, apples) or a spicy dish of Sichuan anything, Trillium is a flexible wine that’s also reliable — one sure to score with a range of wine drinkers with different preferences. We found ours for $11.69 at Deerings Meat Market, 827 S. Union St., in Traverse City. You can also buy bottles at www.goodharbor.com and/or sip some on-site at the longtime family farmed Good Harbor winery, 34 S Manitou Trail, in Lake Leelanau. (231) 866-8031.