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Elk Run

Elk Run
2015 Cold Friday Vineyard, Gewurztraminer, Maryland

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Gewurztraminer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: 1.5%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$27.52

Elk Run
2015 Cold Friday Vineyard, Gewurztraminer, Maryland

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Gewurztraminer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: 1.5%
Light golden straw color. Herbal aromas and flavors of freshly chopped parsley and dill, garlicky kosher dill pickle, lychee, and celery seed with a supple, bright, dryish medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish with soft, fruit tannins and no oak. A boldly herbal and distinctive Gewurztraminer that will be fun to pair with.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Savory, Funky & Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: freshly chopped parsley and dill, garlicky kosher dill pickle, lychee, and celery seed
Taste Flavor: freshly chopped parsley and dill, garlicky kosher dill pickle, lychee, and celery seed
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A boldly herbal and distinctive Gewurztraminer that will be fun to pair with.

The Producer

Elk Run Vineyards

The Producer
15113 Liberty Rd
Mount Airy, MD 21771
USA
1 410-775-2513

Their Portfolio

89 Elk Run 2011 Method Champenoise, Chardonnay, Linganore 12% (USA) $30.28.
84 Elk Run 2014 Vin de Jus Glacé, Riesling, American 10% (USA) $27.52.
90 Elk Run 2013 Cold Friday Vineyard, Cabernet Franc, Maryland 13% (USA) $26.61.
89 Elk Run 2013 Cold Friday Vineyard, Merlot, Maryland 13% (USA) $26.61.
87 Elk Run 2014 Cold Friday Vineyard, Chardonnay, Linganore 13% (USA) $16.51.
87 Elk Run 2015 Cold Friday Vineyard, Gewurztraminer, Linganore 13% (USA) $24.77.
84 Elk Run 2013 Cold Friday Vineyard, Merlot, Linganore 13% (USA) $26.61.
89 Elk Run 2013 Cold Friday Vineyard, Cabernet Franc, Linganore 13% (USA) $26.61.
87 Elk Run 2015 Cold Friday Vineyard, Chardonnay, Linganore 13% (USA) $16.57.
89 Elk Run 2015 Cold Friday Vineyard, Pinot Gris, Maryland 13% (USA) $17.43.
88 Elk Run 2015 Liberty Tavern Vineyard, Chardonnay, Linganore 13.4% (USA) $24.77.
84 Elk Run 2014 Cold Friday Vineyard, Cabernet Franc, Maryland 13% (USA) $26.61.
87 Elk Run 2014 Cold Friday Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Maryland 13% (USA) $26.61.
80 Elk Run 2014 Sauvignon Blanc, American 13% (USA) $16.50.
80 Elk Run 2015 Cold Friday Vineyard, Pinot Gris, Linganore 13% (USA) $17.45.
82 Elk Run 2015 Riesling, American 13% (USA) $16.50.
87 Elk Run 2015 Cold Friday Vineyard, Cabernet Franc, Maryland 13% (USA) $26.61.
86 Elk Run 2015 Liberty Tavern Vineyard, Chardonnay, Maryland 13.4% (USA) $27.52.
86 Elk Run 2016 Liberty Tavern Vineyard, Chardonnay, Maryland 13.4% (USA) $27.52.
88 Elk Run 2015 Cold Friday Vineyard, Gewurztraminer, Maryland 13% (USA) $27.52.
86 Elk Run 2016 Cold Friday Vineyard, Pinot Gris, Maryland 13% (USA) $17.43.
84 Elk Run 2015 Cold Friday Vineyard, Pinot Noir, Maryland 13% (USA) $24.77.

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.