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Rooftop Reds

Rooftop Reds
2019 Gewurztraminer, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Gewurztraminer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.6% RS: 0.05%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$21

Rooftop Reds
2019 Gewurztraminer, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Gewurztraminer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.6% RS: 0.05%
Straw green color. Aromas and flavors of cherry blossoms and bon bons, praline and toast, pear with oregano, and hint of pressed flowers with a silky, bright, dryish medium-to-full body and a seamless, delightful, medium-long finish with shades of spiced quince and lemon spritzed melon with silky, fruit tannins. A crisp and lean Gewurztraminer to serve with fruit salads or crudo.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, New World, Non-Oaky & Savory
Aroma Aroma: cherry blossoms and bon bons, praline and toast, pear with oregano, and hint of pressed flowers
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with shades of spiced quince and lemon spritzed melon
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crisp and lean Gewurztraminer to serve with fruit salads or crudo.

The Producer

Point of the Bluff Vineyards LLC

The Producer
8524 Broadview Heights
Keuka Park, NY 14478
USA
1 585-259-7186

Their Portfolio

93 Hangar 17 NV Red Blend, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $9.00.
86 Hangar 17 NV Curtiss White Blend, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $9.00.
86 Point of the Bluff Vineyards 2018 Cabernet Franc, Finger Lakes 12.5% (USA) $20.00.
87 Point of the Bluff Vineyards 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Finger Lakes 12.5% (USA) $30.00.
85 Point of the Bluff Vineyards 2017 Chardonnay, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $13.00.
90 Point of the Bluff Vineyards 2016 Semi-Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $13.00.
92 Point of the Bluff Vineyards 2016 Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $19.00.
87 Point Of The Bluff Vineyards 2020 Reserve Rosé, Blaufrankisch, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $29.00.
87 Point Of The Bluff Vineyards 2021 Chardonnay, Finger Lakes 13% (USA) $16.00.
88 Point Of The Bluff Vineyards 2021 Reserve Dry Rosé, Blaufrankisch, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $25.00.
86 Point Of The Bluff Vineyards 2020 Reserve, Pinot Noir, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $30.00.
90 Point Of The Bluff Vineyards 2018 Estate Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $19.00.
86 Point Of The Bluff Vineyards 2018 Reserve, Riesling, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $15.00.
88 Point Of The Bluff Vineyards 2020 Riesling, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $12.00.
88 Rooftoop Reds 2019 Blaufrankisch, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $30.00.
94 Rooftop Reds 2017 Riesling, New York State 11.6% (USA) $18.00.
89 Rooftop Reds 2019 Blaufrankisch, New York State 12% (USA) $30.00.
91 Rooftop Reds 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, New York State 12% (USA) $25.00.
93 Rooftop Reds 2018 Barrel Fermented, Chardonnay, New York State 11.6% (USA) $25.00.
86 Rooftop Reds 2021 Dry Rosé, Finger Lakes 11.6% (USA) $21.00.
88 Rooftop Reds 2019 Gewurztraminer, Finger Lakes 11.6% (USA) $21.00.
92 Rooftop Reds NV Sweater Weather Red Blend, Finger Lakes 11.6% (USA) $25.00.
86 Rooftop Reds 2018 Barrel Fermented, Chardonnay, Finger Lakes 11.6% (USA) $19.00.

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.