Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Sumac Ridge Private Reserve Gewürztraminer 2006

A friend brought this over recently for Norman's 48 3/4 birthday. It's a great find. The nose is particularly lovely and full, with citrus - particularly grapefruit - as well as apricot, spices,

and minerals. The wine is viscous on the palate, and very slightly sweet, and crisp and very long. The only negative is that there's a noticeable bitterness throughout. The blurb on the label advertises "full grapefruit flavours," and in fact it does taste quite a lot like grapefruit, right down to that characteristic bitter edge.

Decent Gewürztraminer isn't so easy to find at any price, and this one is great value at $16.99. Also, I patriotically like its Canadian origin; it's from the Okanagan.

Price: $16.99
Value: 4/5
Score: 89
Alcohol: 13%
Region: Canada
UPC: 778876128936

1 comment:

  1. I love a nice gewurtzraminer! It's so versatile - on it's own, with a wide range of foods, and appeals to most people. This one sounds interesting - you don't usually get grapefruit on them. Locally I get the Fetzer fairly regularly, but the one I love and adore is Thornhaven from the Okanagan - that is amazing wine!