Tansey’s Blind Rating – 75 Points

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Sweetness level

Vintage – 2012

Varietal – Gewürztraminer

Style – Semi Dry

Region – Oregon

Food Pairing – Duck, chicken, stir fry, grilled veggies, soft cheeses

Review by Eric Tansey, CSW

This wine has aromas of tangerine and lime zest, with a hint of vanilla added to the citrus bouquet. On the palate the wine has a very green taste, and by “green” I mean underripe citrus fruits. Just imagine chewing on the rind of an orange peel or drinking orange juice after brushing your teeth. The wine was off dry but the high acidity balanced everything out, making it a wonderful food pairing wine. I can imagine this wine with some Orange Chicken and Lo Mein from the local Chinese take-out.

From The Winery – Pungent aromas of citrus blossom, mangoes, pineapples and Asian spices, also delivers a big dollop of fruit flavors. Finished in an off-dry style that seems neither dry nor sweet. http://www.swallowcellar.com

What is Gewürztraminer?
Gewürztraminer is a highly aromatic white wine grape born in the Alsace region of northeastern France. Gewürztraminer, pronounced Gah-worts-tra-meaner, produces three styles of white wine: dry, off-dry, and sweet. The grape itself is light pink in color and is best grown in cooler climates like Alsace in France, Alto Adige in Italy, Oregon, California, Germany, and New Zealand. Gewürztraminers are known for their phenomenal food pairing capabilities and pair best with spicy Asian cuisine, Indian food, and jerk chicken. Eric Tansey,CSW