Full Review

Screaming Goat

Screaming Goat
2020 Gewurztraminer, Monterey County

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Gewurztraminer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.64% RS: 0.35%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$19

Screaming Goat
2020 Gewurztraminer, Monterey County

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Gewurztraminer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.64% RS: 0.35%
Straw color. Funky aromas and flavors of rose petals and stems, naphtha soap, and medicated vaseline with a soft, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, breezy finish evoking notes of lychee, peach pit, and almond skin with no oak flavor. An earthy, floral, slightly funky, yet fun Gewurz that will be nice with cheeses.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, New World, Non-Oaky & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: rose petals and stems, naphtha soap, and medicated vaseline
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of lychee, peach pit, and almond skin
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An earthy, floral, slightly funky, yet fun Gewurz that will be nice with cheeses.

The Producer

Traveling Vineyard

The Producer
127 High Street
Ipswich, MA 01938
USA
1 707-234-4747

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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.