Gewurztraminer is my favorite white grape… fragrant, round fruit, spicy notes. I’ve heard of some great Gewurztraminers coming out of Mendocino, so when this was recommended to me by the staff at Prima’s wine shop I couldn’t wait to open it. This wine is very fragrant, almost perfume-like. Lychee, grapefruit, and lots of floral notes. Citrusy and spicy on the mouthfeel and finish, and the pineapple definitely stands out on the finish… lingers for a while. This wine is like a tropical fruit salad with a kick!
This delicious Gewurztraminer may be difficult to find because Navarro Vineyards is a small production winery. However, you can buy it at Prima in Walnut Creek or order at http://www.navarrowine.com/