Tag: Gewürztraminer

Castello di Amorosa Anderson Valley Gewürztraminer 2019, California



Pale lemon in color.

Pretty nose of white flowers, honey, lemons, spices, tropical fruits, red apples, honeysuckle, guava and white pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Dry to off dry on the palate with citrus, apples, pears, honeydew, black pepper, bitter herbs, light vegetables and spices.

Spicy finish with light almonds and black pepper.

This is a very tasty Gewürztraminer from Anderson Valley. Elegant and rich. Fruit forward and spicy.

Showing nice complexity with a smooth mouthfeel. Easy drinking and good for parties.

Nicely balanced with enough acidity to balance the sugars, and good by itself as a sipping wine.

Way too easy to drink this, so you better watch out, as the high alcohol will creep up on you really quickly.

I paired it with beautiful view.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$30.

Château de Chamirey Mercurey Rouge 1998, Burgundy, France





A very pretty brick color with a wide orange rim.

Medium bodied with high acidity.

Dry on the palate and unbalanced.

Showing red plums, cherries, earth, raspberries, tobacco leaf, forest floor and iron.

Short finish with fine grained tannins and pomegranates.

This 24 year old Pinot Noir is over the hill by now, but still drinkable.

I loved the nose and the color, but the palate was not there. I did like that it still showed some tannins, though.

Needed an hour to open up properly, but not much was left at that point.

Paired wonderfully with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

12% alcohol by volume.

86 points.

Carmel Winery Appellation Series Gewürztraminer 2018 Galilee, Israel

Golden in color.

Sweet nose of honeydew, citrus, lemon candy, honey, white flowers, orange, spices and light earth.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Off dry on the palate with citrus, apples, pears, light honey, spices, white pepper, earth and bitter herbs.

Medium finish with tangy limes and almonds.

This is a tasty Gewurztraminer from Israel, with a lovely nose.

Well balanced with mild complexity and a soft mouthfeel. A good wine to have by the pool.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a Charcuterie board of cheeses, crackers and nuts. Paired nicely with the goat cheese.

Aged in stainless steel vats for 3 months. Kosher and not Mevushal.

11% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$24.

Teperberg Winery Inspire Famitage 2019, Israel

Pale lemon in color with a light golden tint.

On the nose white flowers, citrus, melons, fresh spring water, spices, red apples and light tropical fruits.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with citrus, limes, green apples, herbs, earth, light vegetables and white pepper.

Spicy finish with limes and bitter herbs.

This is a very interesting white blend from Israel. Fruity on the nose and earthy on the palate.

Crisp and refreshing with a really unique nose.

Good by itself and better with food. I paired it with a Charcuterie board of cheeses, olives and fresh fruits.

A blend of 50% Dabuki, 30% Gewürztraminer and 20% Sauvignon Blanc. Kosher and not Mevushal.

12% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$26.

Castello di Amorosa Anderson Valley Gewürztraminer 2020, California



Golden in color.

Aromatic nose of white flowers, citrus, ripen melons, tropical fruits, spices, light rose water, red apples and minerals.

Medium bodied and refreshing, with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with apples, pears, melons, lemons, mangoes, sea salt, roses, white pepper and bananas.

Long finish with tangy limes.

This is a delicious Gewürztraminer from Anderson Valley in California. Showing a beautiful nose right out of the bottle.

Easy drinking and tasty with a lot of alcohol, so you better watch out.

Nicely balanced with a touch of RS. Very perfumy and dangerously good, as the high alcohol is nicely integrated.

A good wine to have all by itself, Interesting and easy to drink.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$29.

Koenig Gewurztraminer 2017, Alsace, France





Light lemon in color with a golden hue.

Gorgeous nose of white flowers, lemons, honey, melons, yellow apples, tropical fruits, minerals, diesel, spices, white pepper, pineapples and light earth.

Full bodied and buttery, with medium plus acidity.

Off dry on the palate with citrus, red apples, melons, pears, minerals, light spices, light earth, tropical fruits and light herbs.

Medium plus on the finish with lemons.

This is a delicious Gewurztraminer from France. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouth feel.

Very nicely balanced with enough fruits for the acidity.

This 4 year old aged nicely so far, and would be nice to revisit it in 3 years, and see how it evolved.

Last year I had the 2018 vintage, and it is much nicer with some age.

Easy drinking and good by itself or with food. I had it all by itself by the pool.

Kosher and Mevushal.

13% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$22.


Anarchist Wine Company Rage Against the Machine 2018, California

Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.

Fruity nose with blueberries, black plums, blackcurrants, oak, licorice, earth, light vegetables, spices, tobacco and chocolates.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with plums, blueberries, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, bitter herbs, light vegetables and peppercorn.

Medium finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a nice and easy drinking red wine from the North Coast in California. Fruit forward with mild complexity.

Still young and needs a couple of years in the bottle to mature.

Good by itself and better with food.

A good everyday wine that paired nicely with meats and cheeses.

A very interesting blend of Syrah, Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, and the rest is Petit Verdot, Petite Sirah, Gewürztraminer, Viognier and Zinfandel. A small production of less than 200 cases.

14.1% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$42.

Scout and Cellar Conte de La Terre Wines Gewürztraminer 2019, Willamette Valley, Oregon

Yellow in color with a golden hue.

Beautiful nose of flowers, tropical fruits, pineapples, citrus, spices, honey and white pepper.

Medium bodied with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with citrus, lemons, apples, spices and light tropical fruits.

Medium finish with spices and honey.

This is a very nice Gewürztraminer from Williamette Valley in Oregon.

Refreshing with mild complexity with a nice, soft mouthfeel.

Shows a great flowery nose. Not bitter nor too sweet and nicely balanced with a little bit of RS.

Easy drinking and good by itself or with food. Delicious.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

Aged for 3 months in stainless steel. Unfined and lightly filtered.

13% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$24.

Tzora Vineyards Or 2015, Judean Hills, Israel

This is a fabulous sweet Gewürztraminer from Israel. Showing a great aromatic nose, and delicious on the palate.

Sweet and nicely balanced with enough acidity for the sugars.

Showing citrus, honeydew, tropical fruits, stewed lemons, apples, honeysuckle, kiwifruit, guava and spices.

This 5 year old is showing great complexity with a buttery mouthfeel. A great dessert wine and so easy to drink. Too bad it’s only 375 ml 😊

Would continue to age nicely in the next 5 to 7 years.

I’ve had it before, as a young wine, and it is so much better now, with some age.

100% Gewürztraminer grapes, made in the ice wine style. Kosher. Non Mevushal.

12% alcohol by volume.

95 points.

$35.

Vitkin Winery Collector’s Edition Gewürztraminer 2018, Israel

Pale lemon in color with a green hue.

Very nice nose of citrus, honeydew, yellow apples, spices, tropical fruits, flowers, melons, pineapples, lemons and minerals.

Light to medium in body with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with citrus, lemons, apples, pears, spices, minerals, salt, light vegetables and white pepper.

Nice length on the finish with spices and almonds.

This is a very nice wine from Israel. Showing a great nose with a nice mouthfeel. Shows mild complexity on the palate.

Very enjoyable by itself or with food. Good for the pool or parties.

Better when not too cold, and that’s when the nose really shines. Loved the nose here.

Would be interesting to see how it evolves in the next 3 years.

I paired it with cheeses and crackers.

13.4% alcohol by volume. Kosher.

89 points.

$27.