New and Old World Gewurztraminer

This flight features two very different incarnations of this grape; both well-done yet very different.

Domaine Zind Humbrecht, Alsace, Gewurztraminer 2008 The nose features roses galore, a spicy floral production with honey and tropical fruit in the mix as well. In the mouth you’ll find a moderate amount of sweetness and a very broad, low acid palate with a touch of Gewurz’s characteristic bitterness – nice. Produced and bottled at the domaine in Turckheim 14% purchased for $18.99 at Bottle Barn

Fetzer, California, Gewurztraminer 2009 This is a sweet Gewurz that emphasizes fresh tropical fruit with a nice shot of acidity providing balance – nice. Winemaker Dennis Martin. Vinted and bottled in Hopland 12% purchased for $6.99 at Bottle Barn Fetzer Vineyards

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Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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