I had high hopes when I opened this wine from King Ferry Winery/Treleaven . I’ve thoroughly enjoyed their rieslings in the past and thought that their rose (made with cab franc) was pretty nice too.
Unfortunately, this one wasn’t my favorite.
Treleaven’s 2006 Gewurztraminer ($14.50) is an extremely pale straw yellow. The nose is tight and doesn’t offer much in the way of aromas — some light floral notes and just a little spice.
Medium-light bodied, it is somewhat neutral tasting with just a little bit of the classic Gewürztraminer character that I love (rose petals, lychee, ginger spice). The finish is short and there is just enough acidity to keep it from feeling flabby on the palate.
Again, it’s not flabby or flawed, but there just isn’t much here. It’s delicately flavored to the extreme.
Grape(s): 100% Gewürztraminer
Producer: King Ferry Winery/Treleaven
AVA: Finger Lakes
Rating: (1.5 out of 5 | Not Recommended-to-Average)