2011 Dutton-Goldfield Gewurztraminer
Green Valley of Russian River AVA, Sonoma
WB Rating: 87

Alcohol by volume: 13.8%
Price at time of purchase: $30.00 (from winery)
Type: Gewurztraminer
Principal varietal(s): Gewurztraminer

Refreshing summer white. Extremely crisp, with flower-laced fruits and spices tweaking the nose and palate. Mix of spiced peaches, pears, and grapefruit accompanied by a strongly floral edge - roses and honeysuckle. In the mouth, absolutely bone dry, to the point that the spicy edge borders on bitter to my taste. I think a tinge of sweetness would have helped here. This wine is not oily or pungent or overblown, nor fragile or understated either. Hits a nice balance for a grape varietal that I concede I often have trouble appreciating fully. Only 90 cases made. - HK 2012-06-20


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[RayBeau  2012-10-05] By far the best Gewurtz I've ever had. I will not be happy when I run out!  User Rating: 97.