2014 Gewurztraminer Russian River Valley
The pronunciation of the word Gewürztraminer is ‘ga-VERTZ-trah-MEE-ner’. This is a German word that is derived from a combination of two words: Gewürz, which means 'spice’, and traminer, which means 'coming from Tramin’. Tramin being a small city in Germany. Even though Gewürztraminer is a white wine, the Gewürztraminer grape’s skin color actually ranges from pink to red. Gewürztraminer is one of the most pungent wine varietals, easy for even the beginning taster to recognize by its heady, aromatic scent.
The 707 Gewürztraminer is a wildly fragrant wine that will be sure to impress. The aromas are a complex blend of rose petals, honeysuckle and apple blossoms. The silky textures and bright, fresh flavors are interspersed with hints of ripe white peaches, pink grapefruit and a vibrant note of spice. The finish is quite lengthy and layered, with an interesting combination of citrus and honey that goes on forever.
Gewürztraminer wines are an excellent match for fresh fruit and cheeses and a good complement to many simple fish and chicken dishes, especially recipes that include capsaicin (hot pepper) spices, oriental five spice, or even curry.