Crescent Hill Winery 2017 Glennallyn Private Reserve Gewürztraminer, Okanagan Valley, $21

By on August 13, 2019

Teresa Wiseman and her winemaking husband Russell carry on the legacy of Crescent Hill Winery in Penticton, British Columbia as a tribute to her late father, Glennallyn, who used Gewürztraminer to establish this family vineyard in 1980 near Skaha Lake. Lychee, spice and grapefruit play across its nose, popping up again and backed by surprisingly bright acidity on the palate that deftly balances a bit of residual sugar (1.8%). This is a fine summer sipper or perfect for a charcuterie and cheese plate or Thai food. In recent years, the Glennallyn Gewürz has earned gold medals up and down the West Coast. This spring, it merited a unanimous double gold at the Cascadia International Wine Competition.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 350 cases

Alcohol: 12.6%

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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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