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St. Clair Winery

St. Clair Winery
2014 Gewurztraminer, New Mexico

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Gewurztraminer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11% RS: .47%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$12

St. Clair Winery
2014 Gewurztraminer, New Mexico

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Gewurztraminer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11% RS: .47%
Bright pale straw color. Mild, floral, fruity aromas and flavors of nectarine skin, dried flowers, moss, and nougat with an even, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, engaging, cheery apple sauce, lemon sorbet, and peach nectar finish with fine tannins and no oak. A pleasant and crisp, off-dry sipper.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp, lively & fruity
Aroma Aroma: nectarine skin, dried flowers, moss, and nougat
Taste Flavor: apple sauce, lemon sorbet, and peach nectar
Sweetness Sweetness: Off-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Panang Curry, Chicken Tacos, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A pleasant and crisp, off-dry sipper.

The Producer

Southwest Wines

The Producer
1325 Debaca Rd SE
Deming, NM 88030
USA
1 575-546-9324

Their Portfolio

92 D.H. Lescombes 2013 "Renaissance" Limited Release, New Mexico 15% (USA) $30.00.
84 D.H. Lescombes 2012 Limited Release, Petit Verdot, New Mexico 15% (USA) $38.00.
88 D.H. Lescombes 2010 Limited Release, Petite Sirah, New Mexico 15% (USA) $41.00.
88 D.H. Lescombes 2010 Limited Release, Cabernet Franc, New Mexico 15% (USA) $36.00.
83 D.H. Lescombes 2012 Grand Cru, Syrah, New Mexico 13% (USA) $18.00.
84 D.H. Lescombes 2013 Pinot Noir, New Mexico 13% (USA) $18.00.
90 D.H. Lescombes 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, New Mexico 15% (USA) $24.00.
92 D.H. Lescombes NV "Ratafia" White Table Wine, New Mexico 13.1% (USA) $23.00.
89 D.H. Lescombes NV "Early Harvest" Brut, New Mexico 11% (USA) $13.00.
90 D.H. Lescombes NV "Imperial Kir", Chenin Blanc, New Mexico 11% (USA) $13.00.
88 D.H. Lescombes 2015 Chenin Blanc, New Mexico 12.9% (USA) $12.00.
91 DH Lescombes 2014 Chardonnay, New Mexico 12.5% (USA) $15.00.
84 DH Lescombes NV "H" Hervé, New Mexico 15% (USA) $38.00.
88 DH Lescombes NV "D" Danielle, New Mexico 13% (USA) $36.00.
88 DH Lescombes 2013 Limited Release, Mourvedre, New Mexico 15% (USA) $24.00.
84 DH Lescombes 2012 Limited Release, Petit Verdot, New Mexico 15% (USA) $38.00.
84 DH Lescombes 2016 Rose of Syrah, New Mexico 12.5% (USA) $13.00.
84 DH Lescombes 2015 Semillon, New Mexico 12.5% (USA) $15.00.
86 DH Lescombes 2014 Pinot Noir, New Mexico 12.5% (USA) $18.00.
84 Soleil Mimosa Classic, American 8% (USA) $10.99.
90 Soleil Mimosa Pineapple, American 8% (USA) $10.99.
92 Soleil Mimosa Mango, American 8% (USA) $10.99.
85 Soleil Mimosa Pomegranate, American 8% (USA) $10.99.
91 St. Clair Winery 2014 "Bellissimo", New Mexico 11% (USA) $13.00.
89 St. Clair Winery 2014 Pinot Grigio, New Mexico 11% (USA) $12.00.
87 St. Clair Winery 2014 Chardonnay, New Mexico 11.5% (USA) $12.00.
85 St. Clair Winery 2014 Gewurztraminer, New Mexico 11% (USA) $12.00.
86 St. Clair Winery 2014 "Mimbres Red" Sweet Table Wine, New Mexico 12% (USA) $10.00.
86 St. Clair Winery 2015 "Mimbres Pink", Muscat, New Mexico 10.6% (USA) $10.00.
87 St. Clair Winery NV Port, New Mexico 19.5% (USA) $26.00.
83 St. Clair Winery 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, New Mexico 13% (USA) $12.00.
86 St. Clair Winery 2014 "Bianca", Malvasia, New Mexico 11% (USA) $12.00.
82 St. Clair Winery 2014 Riesling, New Mexico 11% (USA) $12.00.
96 St. Clair Winery NV Kiva, New Mexico 19% (USA) $26.00.

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.