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Handley Cellars

Handley Cellars
2015 Estate Vineyard, Gewurztraminer, Anderson Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Gewurztraminer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
Organically Grown Grapes
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$22.00

Handley Cellars
2015 Estate Vineyard, Gewurztraminer, Anderson Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Gewurztraminer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
Pale yellow straw color. Fruity, yeasty aromas and flavors of peach yogurt, vanilla sour cream frosting, spiced pears and apricots, and geranium with a soft, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, compelling, medium-length melon, minerals, and pressed flowers finish with fine, chewy, fruit tannins and no oak. A very subtle, drier Alsatian style gewurztraminer with lots of food pairing possibilities.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Crisp & Lively & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: peach yogurt, vanilla sour cream frosting, spiced pears and apricots, and geranium
Taste Flavor: melon, minerals, and pressed flowers
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Brook Trout Almondine, Seared Scallops, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very subtle, drier Alsatian style gewurztraminer with lots of food pairing possibilities.
The Producer

Handley Cellars

The Producer
3151 Hwy 128
Philo, CA 95466
USA
1 707-895-3876
Gewurztraminer
Wine Glass White.jpg
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.
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