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Cline

Cline
2018 Gewurztraminer, North Coast

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Gewurztraminer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
Sustainable Farming
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$22

Cline
2018 Gewurztraminer, North Coast

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Gewurztraminer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
Straw color. Aromas of fresh baked cracker bread, peach soufflé, and alpine herbs with a supple, crisp, dry light body and a tingling, breezy fresh cream and lemon chiffon cake finish with no oak flavor. A soft and creamy Gewurztraminer in a pairable style.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: fresh baked cracker bread, peach soufflé, and alpine herbs
Taste Flavor: fresh cream and lemon chiffon cake
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Schnitzel, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A soft and creamy Gewurztraminer in a pairable style.

The Producer

Cline Cellars

The Producer
24737 Arnold Dr
Sonoma, CA 95476
USA
1 707-940-4030

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.