Santa Ynez Valley, CA; 13.5% ABV
$5 at the Richmond, CA, store on 17 Oct
When I saw this, I dimly recalled a Firestone Pinot Gris that dluber had been generally positive about, and since there are so few Gewurztraminers, I grabbed this right away. I am not so thrilled with this as a Gewurz, but it’s ok wine.
This shows nice, reasonably complex flavors of mostly-yellow-but-some-white flowers and fruits of apple, pear, peach, maybe mango, and a little green grape and apple. However, it’s somehow not really what I hope for from a Gewurz, which I expect to be more exuberantly floral and fruity. To me, this wine seemed overly structured and strangely Chardonnay-like. Still, it’s pretty tasty wine for the money.
The next day, the rest of the bottle in the fridge was more forward and simple, but overall not better or worse than it was on the first day.