I first tried Gewürztraminer about 2 years ago, when I had no idea what kind of grape it was, let alone how to pronounce it. My mother, older sister, and I opened a bottle and finished the entire thing before we had finished cooking dinner. We loved it!! I immediately ran out to procure another bottle, but unfortunately the liquor store had closed 3 minutes before I had arrived!

Well, the first bottle I had was a  Chateu Ste. Michelle Gewurztraminer. It reminds me of ripe green pears. Generally, Gewürztraminer is a sweeter wine, but unlike Riesling Gewürztraminer is not overly sweet. Some I have tasted are dry but retain that enticing aroma that is reminiscent of exotic fruit.

When my mother visited, I picked up this bottle of Gewürztraminer for us to try. The bottle was a cheerful yellow, and the price was reasonable ($10, I think). I didn’t love it like the Chateau Ste. Michelle, but it was bright and the flavor was clean. It’s an easy wine to sip and enjoy with a some friends. Not the worst, but it isn’t my favorite either. Will I buy it again? Yes, if I have my girl-friends visiting and we’re just toasting the end of the week.


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