Firestone 2012 Gewurztraminer

Santa Ynez Valley, CA; 13.5% ABV
$5 at the Richmond, CA, store on 17 Oct

Firestone_2010_GewurzWhen 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.


4 thoughts on “Firestone 2012 Gewurztraminer

  1. jwc

    BW, I’m trusting you meant reasonably complex aromas of yellow and white flowers…as opposed to flavors as you mentioned in the review. Hopefully you’re not munching on flowers, but to each his own! 🙂

    1. BargainWhine Post author

      Hmm… well, what to do you say when it both smells like flowers, and tastes like flowers smell?


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