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Cedar Creek Winery

Cedar Creek Winery
2017 Semi-Sweet, Gewurztraminer, American

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Pasta

Category: Gewurztraminer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10% RS: 1.8%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$9.50
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Cedar Creek Winery
2017 Semi-Sweet, Gewurztraminer, American

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Pasta

Category: Gewurztraminer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10% RS: 1.8%
Emerald straw color. Candied aromas of bubble gum, pear drops, lemon-vanilla custard, and key lime with a satiny, bright, off-dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, breezy cream of banana and bomb pop finish with no oak flavor. A friendly, off-dry gewurztraminer.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: bubble gum, pear drops, lemon-vanilla custard, and key lime
Taste Flavor: cream of banana and bomb pop
Sweetness Sweetness: Off-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Brie, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A friendly, off-dry gewurztraminer.

The Producer

Cedar Creek Winery

The Producer
N70W6340 Bridge Road
Cedarburg, WI 53012
USA
1 262-377-8020

Gewurztraminer

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Wines made from the Gewurztraminer grape are easy to recognize thanks to their unmistakable perfumes of lychee, yellow roses, grapefruit and ginger. In fact, it has been documented that Gewurztraminer is among the easiest varieties to recognize simply from its aromas.

While Gewurztraminer is produced in several countries, including the United States, Chile and New Zealand, is is only made into an accomplished wine in two regions: Alsace in northeastern France and Alto Adige in northeastern Italy. In fact, the town of Tramin in Alto Adige lends its name to the grape; as the word gewurz means "spicy" in German (one of the official languages in this territory), Gewurztraminer is the "spicy one from Tramin."

The dry versions from these regions are rich and spicy and should be consumed within 5-7 years of the vintage date (the Alsatian examples tend to age longer); pair them with Thai, Asian and fusion cuisine or a specialty dish such as Quiche Lorraine. Sweeter versions are made in both regions; the vendange tardives and grains nobles Gewurztraminers from Alsace can age for two or three decades and are excellent on heir own or with blue cheese or foie gras.