Standing Stone Vineyards, Gewürztraminer 2013, Finger Lakes, New York
Tasting Note: Move over Germany, the Finger Lakes knows how to make a pretty-darn-good gewürztraminer!
Medium-intensity gold in color, this wine has an aromatic, pronounced-intensity nose of lychee, green pear, quince, honey and blossom with hints of freshly-ground clove baking spice.
On the palate the dry-to-slightly-off-dry gewürztraminer delivers ripe, medium-plus-intensity flavors suggested on the nose filled with lots of ripe fruit and supported by medium acidity.
The wine has a slightly oily texture as is characteristic of the grape.
The acidity and fruit are in balance, and the wine shows lots of varietal typicity.
A sold gewürztraminer.
See review of the same wine opened in 2015.
Bottle Note: 10 Millennia ago, glaciers carved the Finger Lakes, creating soil ideally suited to growing grapes. Our site, on the east shore of Seneca Lake, captures the ideal elements of wind, water, soil and stone. We craft wines that are brilliant in their personality, with luscious flavors, aromas and textures. We dedicate our passion to wines with a solid foundation in the soil and the stone, expressed with elegant flavors in your class. We’re delighted to share our passion of wine making with you and your loved ones! Marti & Tom Macinski
Tasting Date: August 5, 2019