*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from Mill Creek Winery.
Tonight I felt like a spicy white wine. Our weather is hot hot hot! And white wine is just the ticket for nights like tonight. I picked the 2007 Mill Creek Winery Gewurztraminer out of the basement to sip after dinner. We had leftover meatloaf and I didn’t think the wine and and the meatloaf would work so well together….this is my second Mill Creek Winery wine and I’m digging them! The Gewurztraminer (I have such trouble spelling that grape!) clocked in at 14.1% alcohol by volume, had a real cork closure, and retails for $18.
On the nose I find white flowers, spice, lychee, almonds, spicy pears, lots of flowers, the slightest hint of tangerine, and a touch of honey. I love the nose on Gewurztraminer. I could have kept smelling this one for hours, but Matt was eyeing my glass, so I thought I best get to it! In the mouth, the wine is crisp with a great spciy characteristic. I get the tangerine more in the mouth, with lychee, flowers, almonds, and exotic spices. This is a tasty Gewurztraminer, and if you are so inclined to eat spicy foods, this would make a great match!