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2006 Balletto Gewurztraminer

Balletto 2006 Gewurztraminer

Winery: Balletto

Vintage: 2006

Wine Name/Vineyard:

Wine Category: Gewurztraminer

Grape blend: 100% Gewurztraminer

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $17

Cases produced: 793

KWG Score: 90 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93.99-90)

Review date: November 18, 2008

Wine Review: As many readers know, I am passionate about Gewurz! I discovered this one on a recent trip to California. I have to say this is one of the best Gewurztraminers I have had in quite some time. This pale yellow wine opens with the traditional varietal bouquet of brilliant lychee aromas. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, nicely balanced, with wonderfully integrated acidity. The flavor profile is light apricot and spice. The finish is dry, tingly, and refreshing. This wine would be a perfect match for many Asian dishes, but I personally would pair it with chicken lo mein or pull it out for Thanksgiving dinner. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: This wine begins with aromas of lychee nut, spice, orange peel, mango and coconut. It has crisp, lively acidity with flavors of orange-lime and tangerine-mango. Our estate Gewurztraminer pairs well with spicy Thai foods or as an aperitif.

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