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Gundlach Bundschu Gewurztraminer Estate Vineyard Sonoma Coast 2012

Recommendation:

Winery/Producer: Gundlach Bundschu Winery; Sonoma, California.

Grape Variety: Gewurztraminer.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Sonoma Coast, California.

Vintage: 2012.

Price: $17.10 (with 10% case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Pared With: Thanksgiving turkey dinner

Tasting:

    He said: Served chilled. Crystal clear, just a tad of light straw color. VERY rich floral aromas. Silky smooth light citrus taste with a creamy body and a bit of crispness and mineral in the medium-long VERY dry finish. It’s like magic how well this wine goes with food…it never dominates, it just complements every flavor. We have had the 2010 vintage before and we really liked it, but this 2012 is just as good or better. This is easy drinking and an OUTSTANDING food friendly wine.

    She said: I am partial to dry Gewurztraminer so I was blown away with its pairing with a turkey dinner. The anticipation of that first sniff of the gigantic floral aroma was enough to keep me cooking all through thanksgiving day and all my culinary efforts were more than worth it when I sat down to enjoy it with the fruits of my labor. Yum! What a great wine with a traditional turkey dinner. Great with the turkey and even better with dressing and potatoes smothered in gravy, this wine maintained its flavor into a long finish. It is low in acidity so I have no idea why it was so good with gravy and dressing, both high in fat, but it was. I chose it over wonderful unoaked Chardonnay, Beaujolais and Rosé and have no regrets. It was purrrrfect.

    But drink it up while you are enjoying the dinner; it is not so good alone as a slight bitterness emerged.

    Comments: We recommended dry Gewurztraminer for thanksgiving dinner and it sure was the Memorable wine and highlight of our Thanksgiving dinner.

Alcohol: 14.5%

Bar code: 087000304055