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90 • Handley 2013 Gewürztraminer, Anderson Valley $20. Organically Grown Grapes
Golden yellow color. Lively aromas and flavors of peaches, lychee, and peony with a silky, bright, fruity medium body and a warming, refreshing, medium-length finish. A delicious and balanced gewurztraminer with nice style and length. (tasted on Nov-17-2014)
90 • Westport 2013 "Captain Gray", Yakima Valley $25.
Silvery straw color. Bright aromas and flavors of white rose and peach sorbet with a supple, crisp, off-dry light-to-medium body and a sleek, appealing, medium-length finish that presents impressions of fruit salad, rose water, and honey. A bold, fruit jammed gewurztraminer with pleasant sweetness and balance. (tasted on Nov-03-2014)
90 • Alexander Valley Vineyards 2014 Gewurtztraminer, Mendocino County $14. Best Buy.
Golden straw color. Rich aromas and flavors of yellow rose bush, lychee, and nutshell with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a sleek, compelling, medium-long finish with notes of peach skin and minerals. A delicious and well balanced gewurz. (tasted on Jan-19-2015)
89 • Elk Run 2013 Cold Friday Vineyard, Gewürztraminer, Maryland $24.33.
Yellow color. Rich, floral aromas and flavors of exotic honey, flower garden, and peach-grape jam with a soft, bright, off-dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, buoyant finish evoking accents of guava and melon. A pleasant, ethereal gewurztraminer with a really nice, earthy floral character. (tasted on Nov-03-2014)
88 • Glenora 2013 Gewürztraminer, Finger Lakes $14.99. Best Buy.
Yellow color. Delicate aromas and flavors of yellow rose, lychee, and fruit salad with a vibrant, fruity medium body and a smooth, breezy finish with touches of lemon, melon, and cream. A nice mellow gewurztraminer. (tasted on Sep-22-2014)
88 • Westport 2012 "Going Coastal", Gewurztraminer, Washington $31.
Straw color. Bright, fruity, floral toasty aromas of mango berry cobbler and spiced peach with a silky, crisp, petillant, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, compelling, breezy delicate sweet spice and apple finish with crunchy tannins and no oak. A fun, tasty light sparkler. (tasted on Jul-06-2015)
87 • Lakewood 2013 Gewürztraminer, Finger Lakes $14.99. Best Buy.
Golden yellow color. Mild aromas and flavors of lychee nut, dried flowers, and baked peach with a silky, bright, fruity medium body and a tingling, snappy finish with notes of honeycomb and hint of pepper with no oak. A solid, fruity gewurz. (tasted on Nov-03-2014)
87 • Coastal Ridge 2012 Gewurztraminer, California $8.99. Best Buy.
Silvery straw color. Bright aromas and flavors of floral honey, fruit salad, and nougat with a silky, crisp, fruity sweet medium body and a snappy finish that shows nuances of pear custard. A very tasty and fruity gewurz. (tasted on Nov-15-2014)
87 • Magnotta 2013 Special Reserve, Gewurztraminer Med-Dry, Niagara Peninsula $13.95. Best Buy.
Yellow color. Aromas of apple, apricot, and spiced custard with a silky, lively, fruity medium body and an even, compelling, medium-length apple sauce and lemon sorbet finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A nice fruity, easy drinking white. (tasted on Jun-03-2015)
86 • St. Clair Winery NV Gewurztraminer, New Mexico $13. Best Buy.
Pale straw color. Bright, exotic, fruity aromas of tropical fruit medley and mango cream with a silky, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, intriguing, medium-length honeyed melon, kiwi, and delicate spice finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A nice fruity gewurztraminer for the patio. (tasted on Mar-30-2015)
86 • Dr. Konstantin Frank 2013 Gewurztraminer, Finger Lakes $14.99. Best Buy.
Bright light golden straw color. Bright, floral, fruity aromas of lychee and baked peach with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, buoyant melon, mineral, and citrus finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A smooth and tasty gewurztraminer. (tasted on Mar-30-2015)
84 • Cedar Creek 2013 Gewürztraminer, American $11.
Yellow color. Mild, yeasty aromas and flavors of soda bread, peach chutney, and melon with a soft, crisp, off-dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, swift finish that presents accents of watermelon and honey. A light, fruity quaffer. (tasted on Nov-03-2014)
84 • Lumos 2014 Temperance Hill, Gewurztraminer, Eola-Amity Hills $19. Certified Organic-Salmon Safe Certified-Food Alliance Certified
Bright light golden straw color. Delicate, earthy, smoky aromas of grilled citrus, roasted nuts, and gherkin with a soft, bright, dryish medium body and a tingling, brisk lemon water and grass finish with no oak. A plain and simple, lightly smoky white. (tasted on Mar-30-2015)
84 • Magnotta 2013 "Equus Series", Riesling/Gewurztraminer, Niagara Peninsula $9.25.
Yellow color. Aromas of kiwi and spiced pear with a silky, bright, dryish light body and a smooth, brisk lemon ice and chalk finish with crunchy, fruit tannins and no oak. A nice dry white for the table or sipping. (tasted on Jun-03-2015)
83 • Screaming Goat 2013 Gewürztraminer, Alexander Valley $18.99.|Find-a-Wine|
Light golden silver color. Interesting aromas of floral lotion, macadamia nuts, and peach orange cake with a soft, shy, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, brisk yellow apple and pepper finish. Serve with a good chill. (tasted on Nov-03-2014)