Posts Tagged Gewurztraminer

Goldeneye Winery: It’s Never Too Early for a Good Christmas Story

By Bob Johnson This is a Christmas story. CHAPTER 1 In 1996, some eight years before the movie “Sideways” sparked the widespread planting of Pinot Noir vineyards from Santa Barbara County to Mendocino County, the Goldeneye Winery was... Read more

2010 Cantina Girlan Aimé Gewürztraminer, Alto Adige, Italy

Bronzed straw color. Aromas and flavors of litchi nut, honeysuckle, light rosewater, and honeyed fruit. sweet and viscous on the palate. Retail Wine Cost: $20 Wine Lines rating:... Read more

2011 Brys Estate Gewurztraminer, Michigan

Spicy-sweet with a dollop of creamy lychee fruit and rose water. There's a lot going on here for the price; pineapple, basil, orange rind, coriander, pickled gherkin, honeysuckle and a lovely, sustained finish that isn't at all cloying. Calling the... Read more

2010 Kenwood Vineyards Gewürztraminer, Russian River Valley

Straw color. Out of the glass, sharp varietal aromatics of white grapefruit, lychee, and a light note of roses lead to similar flavors that sweeten up on the palate. Medium in body. To best experience this wine, serve it at 60 degrees for a... Read more

2009 Sforzano Gewurztraminer, Alisos Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley

An off-dry wine with a steely note, joined by hints of rosewater, lychee and guava. Potentially, a very nice wine, but difficult to assess because it was served so cold. Price: $18 (Wine Country, Orcutt, Calif.; July 2011) Wine Lines rating: Not... Read more

2001 Domaine Schlumberger Gewürztraminer, Kessler

A rich, amber color hints at the depth of concentration in this honeyed beauty. Aromas of peaches, apricot jam, orange marmalade and crème brulee entice the nose. Unctuous in the mouth, with a sweet finish that goes on for more than a minute. This... Read more

2004 Claiborne & Churchill Gewürztraminer, Edna Valley

Hints of honey, white flowers, grapefruit and minerals. Sweetens up in the mouth, picking up ripe apple fruit. There is a fresh thread of acidity. MSRP: $14.99 (October 2006) Wine Lines rating: 90 Group:... Read more

2003 Kiona Late Harvest Gewürztraminer, Washington

A nose of mint, honey and ripe fruit. In the mouth, it tasted of honeyed white raisins. The group loved the sugar rush. MSRP: $8.99/375-ml. (May 2006) Wine Lines rating: 88 Group:... Read more

2005 Fetzer Gewürztraminer, California

Aromas and flavors of canned fruit cocktail. Sweet and east to gulp. MSRP: $6.99 (May 2006) Wine Lines rating: 80 Group:... Read more

2002 Schlumberger Gewürztraminer, “Fleur,” Alsace

A woodsy nose gives way to ample white grapefruit, rosewater and honey. MSRP: $22.99 (May 2006) Wine Lines rating: 89 Group:... Read more