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Summit Estates Columbia Valley Gewürztraminer 2014


Recommendation: At this price point it’s OK Gewürztraminer and a good buy when paired with hot or spicy foods.

Winery/Producer: Vinted and bottled by Summit Estates; Walla Walla, Washington.

Grape Variety: Gewürztraminer.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Columbia Valley; Washington State.

Vintage: 2014

Price: $8.09 with a 10% mixed 6-pack discount.

Purchased From: Total Wine; Thousand Oaks, California.

Paired With: Thai chicken in peanut sauce, brown rice, steamed broccoli.

Tasting:

    He said: Chilled before drinking. Clear, light greenish/lemon yellow color. Quite aromatic and a traditional floral aroma with both rose pedals and orange blossoms. Creamy (syrup may be a better term), smooth, SWEET tropical fruit taste that continues through a medium-length (at best) finish. Well, it was very good with the dinner, but was on the sweet side of my palate and lacked any crisp acidity. With all that said it only cost $8 so we can’t expect outstanding Gewürztraminer…it is what it is; not a typical or great Gewürztraminer, but at this price point it’s OK and a good buy when paired with hot or spicy foods. So I’m not jumping up and down, but have had a good pairing for our spicy dinner at a VERY low price. We have had MUCH more expansive Gewürztraminer that didn’t pair as well with this same Thai dinner!!!

    She said: Pale yellow green color, clear, lots of irregularly spaced steadily moving legs.
    Nice floral scent greeted the nostrils and gave way to a mouth feel full of flavor, smooth, and with a sweet creaminess which lasted into the medium long finish. The wine went very well with the dinner and was good sipping afterwards. It was too sweet to be a really good Gewürztraminer but at only $8 it is a bargain wine and I would buy it again to go with this dinner or another spicy one like it. Ray has paid more than twice as much for Gewürztraminer that has not been nearly as good.

    Gewurtztraminer grapes on the vine

    Comments:

Alcohol: 12.2%

UPC Code: 8 48375 00364 2

Imported by: NA

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