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92 • Prejean 2008 Estate Grown, Gewurztraminer, Finger Lakes $14.99. Best Buy.
Bold, lightly perfumed aromas of lychee custard, white grapefruit and peach marmalade have a faint smoky edge and follow through on a supple entry to a rich, fruity medium-to-full body with excellent depth and dimension. Finishes in a long, chewy apricot, spiced apple, and vibrant mineral fade with very tangy mouthwatering acidity. Delicious and epically styled. (tasted on Apr-12-2010)
88 • Alba 2008 Gewurztraminer, Warren Hills $14.99. Best Buy.
Aromas of crushed apple, rose petals, peach skin and waxy honeycomb follow through on a soft, silky entry to a dryish medium body with a hint of pistachio oil and lemon granita. Finishes with nice interplay of dried tropical fruits and peppery spice. A subtle gewurztraminer for the table. (tasted on Apr-12-2010)
87 • Ferrante 2008 Signature Series, Gewurtztaminer, Grand River Valley $14.99. Best Buy.
Aromas of apricots and mangos in cream with hints of cardamom spiced roasted nuts and floral soap follow through on a soft entry to a dryish medium body with lemon and apple skin notes. Finishes with a drying, smoky mineral and pineapple rind accented fade. (tasted on Apr-12-2010)
86 • Stein Family Wines 2009 Semi-Dry, Gewurztraminer, Los Carneros $22.
Golden silver color. Delicate aromas of lemon cake, peach custard, and grilled apple follow through on a soft entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium body with soft acidity and a tart green apple skin and chalk finish. A nice dry, Continental style to serve with spicy Latin fish dishes like snapper Veracruz. (tasted on Apr-12-2010)
86 • Handley 2009 Gewurztraminer, Anderson Valley $18. Organically Grown Grapes
Aromas of peach custard, spiced nuts, and coconut oil follow through on a soft entry to a dryish light-to-medium body with subtle depth and a melon rind and delicate pepper notes. (tasted on Apr-12-2010)
84 • Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2008 Gewurtztraminer, Finger Lakes $15.|Find-a-Wine|
Aromas of floral talc and dried lavender and lemon follow through on a soft entry to a dry light-to-medium body with apple, melon and cream notes. Finishes with a crisp, tart, peppery finish. (tasted on Apr-12-2010)