Full Review

Westport

Westport
2015 "Capt Gray", Gewurztraminer, Yakima Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Gewurztraminer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11% RS: 1.3%
Sustainable Agriculture
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$26

Westport
2015 "Capt Gray", Gewurztraminer, Yakima Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Gewurztraminer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11% RS: 1.3%
Pale silvery straw color. Rich, floral aromas and flavors of peony and fruit salad with a soft, vibrant, fruity full body and a warming, complex, breezy spiced peaches and pears finish with fine, crunchy, fruit tannins and no oak. A rock solid, floral summer sipper.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, juicy & smooth, spicy & complex & non-oaky
Aroma Aroma: peony and fruit salad
Taste Flavor: spiced peaches and pears
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Shrimp Salad, Waldorf Salad, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rock solid, floral summer sipper.

The Producer

Westport Winery

The Producer
1 S Arbor Rd
Aberdeen, WA 98520
USA
1 360-648-2224

Their Portfolio

87 Westport 2012 "Surfer", Syrah, Horse Heaven Hills 13% (USA) $27.00.
89 Westport 2013 "Swimmer", Petite Sirah, Wahluke Slope 15% (USA) $29.00.
96 Westport NV "Boomrunner" Pomegranate Wine, Washington 10% (USA) $27.00.
81 Westport NV "Rapture of the Deep" Cranberry Wine, Washington 13% (USA) $27.00.
93 Westport NV "Maritime" Fruit Wine, Washington 11% (USA) $25.00.
88 Westport 2012 "Going Coastal", Gewurztraminer, Washington 11% (USA) $31.00.
89 Westport NV "Red Sky at Night" Raspberry Chocolate Wine 11% (USA) $30.00.
92 Westport NV "True Blue" Blueberry Dessert Wine, Washington 18% (USA) $30.00.
86 Westport NV "Shelter from the Storm" Berry Wine 16% (USA) $30.00.
90 Westport 2013 Fleur de Lis, Pinot Gris, Columbia Valley 13% (USA) $.00.
89 Westport 2013 "Charterboat Chick", Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills 14% (USA) $28.00.
85 Westport 2013 "Mermaid", Merlot, Columbia Valley 14% (USA) $28.00.
89 Westport 2013 "Jetty Cat", Columbia Valley 14% (USA) $29.00.
92 Westport 2014 "Shorebird", Chardonnay, Columbia Valley 13% (USA) $26.00.
88 Westport 2015 "Message In A Bottle" Rosé, Yakima Valley 13% (USA) $27.00.
86 Westport 2014 "Elk River", Riesling, Yakima Valley 12% (USA) $26.00.
87 Westport 2015 "Capt Gray", Gewurztraminer, Yakima Valley 11% (USA) $26.00.
90 Westport 2014 "Bordello Blonde", Yakima Valley 11% (USA) $26.00.
90 Westport 2014 "Lighthouse White", Yakima Valley 12% (USA) $26.00.
89 Westport 2014 "Surfer", Syrah, Horse Heaven Hills 14% (USA) $28.00.
90 Westport 2014 "Going Coastal" Red Willow, Gewurztraminer, Yakima Valley 12.6% (USA) $28.00.
90 Westport NV "Rapture of the Deep", Cranberry Wine 11.4% (USA) $28.00.
83 Westport 2014 "Shelter from the Storm" 18% (USA) $31.00.
90 Westport 2014 "Maritime" Red Willow, Riesling, Yakima Valley 11.9% (USA) $28.00.

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.