Friday, February 22, 2008

Chateau Ste. Michelle Gewurztraminer 2006

Chateau Ste. Michelle Gewurztraminer 2006
Origin: Columbia Valley, Washington
Blend: 91% Gewürztraminer, 9% Muscat Canelli
Alcohol content: 12.5%
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Purchase date: January 2008
Purchase price: $7.99

Taste profile from the winemaker: "A bright, refreshing medium-dry wine with inviting aromas of lychee nuts, nutmeg and clove spice. This Gewürztraminer is nicely balanced between fruit and the grape’s natural crisp character, while still being lush. Try this rich wine with Thai food."

ABC Wines review: Very fragrant, this wine has aromas of spiced fruit and herbs. The initial taste is semi-dry and reminiscent of tart citrus with just a hint of effervescence. The mineral characteristics blend nicely with the fruit flavors. The finish is relatively dry, crisp and clean. Rated 87 points by Wine Spectator and designated a "Best Value" (June 2007). Our score: Above Average.

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