Anderson Valley, CA; 13.3% ABV
$6 at the Berkeley, CA, store on about 2 May. Still some there 6 May.
This came in a fancy, tall bottle, with sealing wax over the cork and very top of the bottle. Also, we don’t see wine made from Gewürztraminer grapes often at the GO, so I jumped at this one despite its slightly advanced age.
I liked it only so-so. While the flavors were nice and interesting — a nose of yellow peach and less ripe melon leads to a palate of lemon, yellow peach, lychee and white melon rind — I found it dominated by rather piercing acid. It went reasonably well with food, but it was still often unpleasantly tart. That acid combined with a slight oxidation leads me to give only Drinkable, although pretty close to Thumbs Up.