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94 • Gustave Lorentz 2013 Reserve, Gewurztraminer, AOC Alsace $22.
Pale golden yellow color. Floral aromas of peony, lychee, and peach with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a finely balanced citrus, apple, and earth accented finish. Superb, flavor, balance and sense of place; a benchmark gewurztraminer. (tasted on Jun-13-2014)
93 • Alexander Valley Vineyards 2013 Gewurtztraminer, Mendocino County $12. Best Buy. Organically Grown Grapes
Golden color. Floral aromas of lychee and yellow roses with a silky, fruity medium body and a zesty lemon-lime curd accented finish. Delicious, vibrant, and pure. (tasted on Apr-23-2014)
93 • Alba 2013 Gewürztraminer, Warren Hills $18.99. Best Buy.
Pale golden silver color. Aromas and flavors of yellow rose, apricot tart, and orange oil with a silky, bright, fruity medium body and a silky, captivating, medium-long finish with notes of sweet golden beet and yuzu with fruit tannins and no oak. A superbly flavorful, balanced, and savory gewurztraminer for all occasions. (tasted on Aug-28-2014)
92 • Knapp 2013 Semi-Dry, Gewurztraminer, Cayuga Lake $14.95. Best Buy.
Pale golden yellow color. Floral aromas and flavors of rose, peach, and lychee with a silky, bright, fruity medium body and a smooth, delightful, medium-long finish with impressions of clementine and honey with no oak. A delicious and satisfying white wine with a great combination of fruit and structure. (tasted on Aug-28-2014)
90 • Elk Run 2012 Cold Friday Vineyard, Gewurztraminer, Linganore $16.51. Best Buy.
Bright gold with reflections of polished brass. Aromas of lychee, honeycomb, mango, golden pineapple, white roses and jasmine. Floral and spicy flavors of tropical fruits, ginger and acacia. Hedonistic while remaining balanced from Meyer lemon and golden delicious apples. Finish is long and complex maintaining all the flavors and aromas to the end. Could be compared to a Grand Cru Vendage Tardive from Alsace. (tasted on Nov-09-2013)
90 • Dr. Konstantin Frank 2012 Gewürztraminer, Finger Lakes $14.99. Best Buy.
Medium straw yellow. Aromas of lychee, jasmine tea, lemongrass, passion fruit, mango, pineapple and grilled peaches. Touch of ginger on the palate adds a zippiness to the lush tropical fruit. Crisp lemon balances the lush fruit that leads into a medium long and satisfying finish. (tasted on Nov-12-2013)
89 • Magnotta 2010 Special Reserve, Dry, Gewürztraminer, Niagara Peninsula $13.95. Best Buy.
Deep golden color. Aromas of honeyed toast, pressed roses, lanolin lotion, and fruit salad with an oily, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a rounded, cream and nectarine accented finish. Great weight and opulent dry, Alsatian style. Try with roasted squash soup. (tasted on Jun-16-2014)
89 • Dr. Konstantin Frank 2013 Gewürztraminer, Finger Lakes $14.99. Best Buy.
Golden yellow color. Smoky aromas and flavors of grilled peach and lemon, cornichon, and carnation with a bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, breezy finish with notes of honeyed apple and pear with no oak. A tasty white that is a pleasure to sip or pair with lighter fare. (tasted on Aug-28-2014)
88 • Dr. Konstantin Frank 2011 Reserve, Gewürztraminer, Finger Lakes $19.99.
Golden yellow. Smoky aromas of grilled apples, white peach, grass, lychee, mango and white pepper. Off dry and loaded with tropical fruit, honey and spice. Lush without being lob-sided thanks to a deft touch of grilled lemon acidity. (tasted on Nov-12-2013)
88 • Heron Hill Winery 2012 Reserve, Gewürztraminer, New York State $19.99.
Straw yellow. Heady aromas of acacia, lychee, ripe peaches, candied ginger, wool sweater and gardenia's. Floral driven flavors of lilies, yellow flowers and jasmine combine with baked pear, almond, and grilled yellow plum. Almost dry, adding to the fat, weighty palate. A bit over the top, but fun and perfumey in style. Like a weighty Torrontes. (tasted on Nov-12-2013)
88 • Casa Larga 2012 Gewurtztraminer, Finger Lakes $16.99.
Golden yellow color. Aromas of nut pastry, dried flowers, and dried peaches with a very fruity medium body and a tangy orange, cream and leafy earth accented finish. A nice off-dry white with a sense of place (tasted on Apr-23-2014)
88 • Treleaven 2012 Gewurztraminer, Finger Lakes $16.99.
Pale silvery straw color. Bold aromas of roses and lychees with a soft, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a very floral and oily nectarine and peony finish. Great varietal character, but could use more acidity. (tasted on Jul-21-2014)
88 • Maryhill 2013 Gewurtztraminer, Columbia Valley $9.95. Best Buy.
Silvery straw color. Floral aromas of lychee, rose, and peach with a fruity light body and a smooth, stone fruit and orange finish. A lovely patio wine. (tasted on Aug-06-2014)
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)
86 • Knapp 2012 Dry, Gewürztraminer, Cayuga Lake $14.95. Best Buy.
Medium straw yellow. Aromas of apples, dried pear, honeydew, a hint of passion fruit and straw. Off dry with gingered pear, white peach and papaya flavors. Touch of spice and zippy lime zest on the finish. (tasted on Nov-12-2013)
86 • Glenora 2012 Gewürztraminer, Finger Lakes $14.99. Best Buy.
Medium straw yellow. Aromas of lychee, mango, papaya and apple pie. Crisp lemon and lime zest frame flavors of mango and lychee. Long finish is soft, earthy and satisfying. (tasted on Nov-12-2013)
86 • ForestVille 2012 Gewürztraminer, California $6.99. Best Buy.
Pale straw with light notes of polished brass. Aromas of lychee, pear tart, pineapple and papaya. Semi dry with tropical fruit flavors of pineapple, mango, papaya and lychee. Fruit driven with a touch of honeysuckle and jasmine. (tasted on Nov-09-2013)
86 • Coastal Ridge 2011 Gewurztraminer, California $8.99. Best Buy.
Straw yellow with light notes of white gold. Aromas of peaches, lychee, mango and orange zest. Off dry with flavors of golden pineapple, peach cobbler, apple tart tartin, caramel, pastry dough and papaya. (tasted on Nov-09-2013)
86 • Crane Lake 2012 Gewürztraminer, California $6.99. Best Buy.
Pale straw to bright yellow hue. Aromas of white flowers, pineapple, peaches, lychee and jasmine with a hint of sweet bell pepper. Off dry with floral flavors of rose water and orange blossom along with golden pineapple, peach puree and mango. (tasted on Nov-09-2013)
86 • Lumos 2013 Temperance Hill Vineyard, Gewurztraminer, Amity-Eola Hills $19. Salmon Safe Certified-Food Alliance Certified|Next| |Find-a-Wine|
Golden color. Aromas of jasmine, lanolin, dried apple, and peppery gherkin with a crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a tart lemon, nutskin, and green starfruit finish. A nice dry white. (tasted on Apr-23-2014)