Getting Springy With It

The weather seems to have turned a corner here! We’ve had 70 degrees or better the last couple of days and I’m breaking out the white wines I’ve been craving. I must stock the cellar though, as white wines are in short supply around here.  Perhaps we’ll hunt for some nice whites on our Spring CA trip.  we leave in 36 days!  Tonight I chose the 2006 Navarro Gewurztraminer to sip while Matt went out with some friends.  We picked this wine up at Navarro last spring, it had a real cork closure, clocked in at 13.5% alcohol by volume, and cost $19.

I found the nose to be incredibly floral.  I also got aromas of white pepper, lychee, orange blossoms, white flowers, and honeysuckle.  In the mouth I found flavors of lemon, mandarins, lychee, almonds, minerals, and oranges.  I really enjoyed this wine and found it to be crisp and refreshing with excellent acidity.  I drank it with some grilled haddock and it went perfectly.

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2 Responses

  1. Gewurztraminer is brilliant. It’s the grape that was able to move my wife from cider to wine a couple of years ago, and she hasn’t looked back since. She still hasn’t made the leap to reds yet. Moulin-a-Vent? Confected Aussie Shiraz maybe? Not sure who the red hero is going to be!

  2. Gewurz is great Paul. I don’t drink enough of it. Thanks for stopping by!

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