Westport Winery 2012 Captain Gray Gewürztraminer, Yakima Valley, $25

By on May 1, 2014

westport-winery-captain-gray-gewurztraminer-labelThe Roberts clan has turned Grays Harbor into wine country in Washington with its fascinating family-friendly operation and yummy releases such as this off-dry style of Gewürztraminer. It carries classic aromas of rosewater, grapefruit, lychee and clove with a bit of petrol and cinnamon stick. The well-crafted drink hints at fresh pear, peach and sweetened yellow grapefruit, and while the residual sugar checks in at 3%, there’s enough acidity present to lift up the fruit nicely. Proceeds from this bottling benefit the Grays Harbor Symphony, and it earned a silver medal at the 2014 Capital Food and Wine Festival Wine Competition.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 80 cases

Alcohol: 12%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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