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Treveri Gewurztaminer Demi-Sec NV

TreveriPurchased from the Treveri Tasting Room, $17


Aaron: Melon and cantaloupe made for a bold nose though the bubbles were subdued on this sparkling wine.  Cherry and a slightly herbal flavor made for a less-than-sweet but soothing mouthfeel.  This was pretty full and reminded me of an off-dry chard. I would definitely recommend visiting the winery! 90 points

Teri: Treveri produces sparkling wines with non-traditional varietals and they do it very well! The family owned establishment has a beautiful tasting room and outdoor seating area where your tasting is complementary–then just purchase what you like! We walked away with only a few bottles, but I would have loved to buy more. The Gewurztraminer sparkling is fresh and crisp with flavors of apricot, pear, and peach. I loved the boldness of the flavors within the wine but yet it still kept its crispness. Too bad you can only get this one from the winery direct. Looks like I will be making more trips to Yakima, WA in my future. 95 points

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Edmeades Gewurstraminer 2013

Edmeades Gewurstraminer 2013Purchased from the winery in Anderson Valley, $26


Aaron:  Nice and fruity white peach and syrup smell.  the flavor is much dryer than the nose and very crisp.  Lots of green apples are nowhere near as sweet as the smell implies.  The body is light with decent, though slightly tart flavor of lemon at the end.  90 points.

Teri: I have always been a huge fan of the Gewurztraminer grape and Edmeades does a good job at creating a wine worthy of its characteristics. The smell brings about memories of canned peaches in light syrup. Within the wine’s flavors, I tasted dry green apple and mandarin oranges with a distant hint of lemon. The wine is on the dry side with flavors that linger, but not for too long. I would have this wine as a great summer pick for hanging around outside or packed with your favorite book and a picnic blanket. 89 points 

Kettmir Gewurztraminer Sudtirol 2012

Purchased from the Kettmir Winery in Sudtirol, Italy, 9.90 Euro

Aaron:  The best way to describe this smell is mighty.  Cantaloupe and pear crowd the nostrils while a full flavors makes this drink like a chardonnay.  Overall, this has a great mouth feel, not too sweet but a good sparkle with some sea salt.  Coupled with the prominent white grape and cranberry flavors, this is a powerful Gewurztraminer.  90 points

Teri: A sweet nose with a hint of peach pairs perfectly with a dry sweet flavor of peach, citrus, and lemongrass. A short finish, but smooth and long lingering aftertaste of lemon. 90 points

Tramin Sud Tirol Gewurstraminer 2011

Purchased from Tramin in Italy
Tramin Website

Aaron:  We loved this bottle when we had it in northern Italy and were just as happy with it back in the states.  The smell alone makes this one of my favorite whites ever.  Rich and bold peach smells complement crisp apple with a hint of salted caramel.  The flavor was just as complex featuring excessively thick whipping cream and zesty lemon.  This was bigger than many reds and featured tons of butter.  Loved it!  93 points

Teri: What better than finding a perfect Gewurztraminer within its home region. ‘Gewurz’–meaning spice and ‘Traminer’–meaning coming from the region of Tramin (a wine growing area in southern Tyrol). Aside from a beautiful area, tasting room, and winery offices this bottle wins top marks with me. Wonderful floral and fruit on the smell, slow legs (like those you see on full bodied reds), green apple with honeysuckle and floral flavors, refreshing lemon on the finish…left me saying ‘wow’. This bottle that may be hard to find in the states..but if you ever do it is a must buy! 93 points