Sawtooth Winery 2013 Classic Fly Series Gewürztraminer, Snake River Valley, $15

By on November 10, 2014

sawtooth-winery-classic-fly-series-gewurztraminer-nv-bottleBest Buy! This aromatic Alsatian variety does best in area where nights are cool to preserve the acidity that often is fleeting in these berries, which is why British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley and Idaho’s Snake River Valley achieve success. Meredith Smith can pay close attention to these Gewürztraminer vines near the Nampa winery, and she picked the right time to harvest, shown in the aromas of yellow grapefruit, lychee, pineapple and sweet spices. The drink is akin to lightly sugared pink grapefruit, joined by lychee, cardamom and a surprising bite of acidity to balance the residual sugar of 2.4 percent. It will serve as a yummy complement to spicy Asian food and charmed the hearts of judges at the 2014 Idaho Wine Competition, where it won a gold medal.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 150 cases

Alcohol: 11.7%

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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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