Anthony Road, Gewürztraminer 2013, Finger Lakes, New York
Tasting Note: If you’re familiar with Alsatian Gewürztraminers which often have intense aromas that leap out of your glass, you’ll find the aromatics of this gewürztraminer to be more subtle but still expressive of characteristic gewürztraminer aromas of baking spice and lychee.
You’ll also find pear, green apple, and honeydew melon notes on the nose that carry through to the palate and whose cumulative impact is reminiscent of pinot gris, perhaps even more so than gewürztraminer.
This wine presents as a gewürztraminer on your nose but arrives as a pinot gris on your palate – similar to the aroma and taste differences one experiences with an Argentinean torrontés (made from the torrontés grape, also referred to as the “lying grape” because the intense aromas on the nose “lie” when compared to the actual taste).
This dry lemon-colored gewürztraminer balances sweetness and acidity well. This wine is worth sampling and shows a reserved, Northeast, Yankee, gewürztraminer style from the Finger Lakes.
Bottle Note: We believe that quality begins with careful attention to detail first in the vineyards and then in the cellar. Our cool climate viticulture allows us to produce wines with excellent fruit and firm background. As growers and makers of fine wine, we invite you to share the pleasures of a heritage that’s an everyday part of our lives. Family. Friends. Passion.
Tasting Date: September 11, 2015