Posts Tagged“gewurztraminer”

WTN: Treleaven 2006 Gewurztraminer (Finger Lakes)


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…

WTN: Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars 2006 Gewurztraminer (Finger Lakes)


Riesling might rule the Finger Lakes, but don’t be fooled–it’s not the only game in town. What wines shine in central New York? When I think about it, I think about Alsace–riesling, gewurztraminer and pinot gris all do well. I’ve written about the riesling quite a bit and we’ll tackle pinot gris another day. Today we’re focusing on Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars’ 2006 Gewurztraminer, a fresh, spicy white from one of the regions best-respected producers. Sometimes gewuztraminer can be over-the-top in its floral quality–to the point that it tastes more like perfume than wine. Not so with this terrific bottle.…

WTN: Corey Creek Vineyards 2006 Gewurztraminer (North Fork of Long Island)


I happen to love gewurztraminer, but only a handful of local wineries bother with this under-appreciated grape Some make it in the off-dry style that I think plagues many U.S. bottlings, but a couple use Alsace as their model, crafting dry, distinctive wines. Corey Creek Vineyards 2006 Gewürztraminer ($30) is similar to the stellar 2005, and while maybe a little less intensely flavored, it’s no less enchanting or delicious This is an extremely aromatic white with wild flowers, peach and lychee mingling in a nose that is typical for the varietal but somehow fresher and more lively. The flavors in…