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Lucas Vineyards

Lucas Vineyards
2020 Estate Collection, Gewurztraminer, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Gewurztraminer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11% RS: 0.30%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$19

Lucas Vineyards
2020 Estate Collection, Gewurztraminer, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Gewurztraminer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11% RS: 0.30%
Emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of peony and jasmine, leafy apple tree, vanilla cupcake, and poached pear with a silky, soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a breezy finish with accents of peach and pear relish, hint of spice, and jasmine with fruit, fine tannins and no oak flavor. A soft and lush wine with perfumed notes of lilac and jasmine.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, New World & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: peony and jasmine, leafy apple tree, vanilla cupcake, and poached pear
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of peach and pear relish, hint of spice, and jasmine
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A soft and lush wine with perfumed notes of lilac and jasmine.

The Producer

Lucas Vineyards

The Producer
3862 County Rd 150
Interlaken, NY 14847
USA
1 607-532-4825

Their Portfolio

88 Lucas Vineyards 2020 Estate Collection Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes 11% (USA) $15.00.
87 Lucas Vineyards 2020 Estate Collection Semi-Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes 11% (USA) $15.00.
BR Lucas Vineyards 2020 Estate Collection, Chardonnay, Finger Lakes 11% (USA) $17.00. - Bronze Medal
88 Lucas Vineyards 2020 Estate Collection, Gewurztraminer, Finger Lakes 11% (USA) $19.00.
89 Lucas Vineyards 2020 Reserve Estate Collection, Cabernet Franc, Finger Lakes 13% (USA) $20.00.
86 Lucas Vineyards 2020 Reserve Estate Collection, Cabernet Sauvignon, Finger Lakes 13% (USA) $25.00.
89 Lucas Vineyards 2020 Reserve Estate Collection Red Blend, Finger Lakes 13% (USA) $30.00.
BR Lucas Vineyards 2021 Estate Collection Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes 11% (USA) $15.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Lucas Vineyards 2021 Estate Collection Semi-Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes 11% (USA) $15.00. - Bronze Medal
91 Lucas Vineyards 2020 Reserve Estate Collection, Cabernet Franc, Finger Lakes 13% (USA) $22.00.
88 Lucas Vineyards 2021 Cabernet Franc, Finger Lakes 13% (USA) $17.00.
91 Lucas Vineyards 2020 Reserve Estate Collection Red Blend, Finger Lakes 13% (USA) $30.00.
BR Lucas Vineyards NV Miss Chevious, Finger Lakes 11% (USA) $13.00. - Bronze Medal
87 Lucas Vineyards NV Miss Behavin’, Finger Lakes 11% (USA) $12.00.
BR Lucas Vineyards NV Blues White Blend, Finger Lakes 11% (USA) $12.00. - Bronze Medal
87 Lucas Vineyards 2021 Cayuga, Finger Lakes 11% (USA) $14.00.
88 Lucas Vineyards 2021 Vignoles, Finger Lakes 11% (USA) $14.00.
88 Lucas Vineyards 2021 Reserve Estate Collection, Syrah, Finger Lakes 13% (USA) $12.00.
92 Lucas Vineyards 2020 Reserve Estate Collection, Cabernet Sauvignon, Finger Lakes 13% (USA) $25.00.

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.