Martha Clara Vineyards 2011 Gewurztraminer

Posted December 11, 2012 by Lenn Thompson in Regions
mcv-2011-gewurztraminer

Surprisingly subtle on the nose — gewurzt is usually much more effusive — aromas of underripe melon and kiwi are joined by subtle varietal floral/lychee notes.

A bit dilute and light both in terms of body and flavor. Some residual sugar, but ultimately the snappy acidity comes off a bit shrill because there isn’t enough body to balance it.

Producer: Martha Clara Vineyards
AVA: North Fork of Long Island
ABV: 10-.5%
Price: $21*

(2 out of 5, Average)