Mill Creek Vineyards
2012 Estate Gewürztraminer
California: Sonoma County: Dry Creek Valley
We absolutely love this exciting wine!
Something of an enigma, this wine is bone dry on the palate - but wonderfully sweet on the nose. Sweetness is not necessarily something that one would expect from a Gewürztraminer and so when we first lifted this wine to our noses, we were intrigued. And, we were expecting sweetness on the palate. We were delightfully surprised by the bright, elegant dryness in the mouth.
Highly recommended for those of you that have an appreciation for wonderful Alsatian wines, this is one wine that you really should not miss.
Pale straw yellow with perfectly even coloration all the way from core to edge of glass.
Very sweet, with orange blossom, jasmine flower, nectarine, white peach, lychee,
Not at all what you you’d expect after a hearty sniff. Initially, the sweet aromas that you’ve just inhaled trick you into thinking that this is a sweet wine. It is not. Rather, it is divinely crisp and very refreshing, with flavors of pineapple, under ripe white peach, light mixed citrus and subtle blood orange. At the back of the palate, a light note of ginger adds a hint of zesty zing.
Crisp citrus and dried white flower flavors linger on for a long long time. At the very end, a hint of flinty mineral persists.
We’ll be experimenting with this very bright and food-flexible wine, starting with Imperial rolls or a carrot and cumin soup.