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2006 Navarro Vineyards Gewurztraminer "Dry"

Navarro Vineyards 2006 Gewurztraminer

Winery: Navarro Vineyards

Vintage: 2006

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Dry"

Wine Category: Gewurztraminer

Grape blend: 100% Gewurztraminer

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Anderson Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $19

Cases produced: 5,245

KWG Score: 88 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: January 4, 2009

Wine Review: Navarro has been a leading producer of CA Gewurztraminer for quite some time in my book and this offering adds to that heritage. The very pale yellow colored wine opens with an attractive floral and peach like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is light bodied, well balanced, and has noticeable, but nicely integrated acidity. The flavor profile is light lime with hints of lychee and spice. The finish is dry and nicely refreshing. For the best flavors, serve this wine cool, not cold. You will find it to be very food friendly and versatile. Pair it with cashew chicken or pecan encrusted tilapia. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Once Navarro's Gewürztraminer had reached veraison, the magical week when the green grapes turn amber, the weather cooled; daytime temperatures rarely exceeded the 70's and night time temperatures dropped steadily. That meant a delayed harvest for our dry Gewürztraminer. The result is extraordinary balance: rose petal and tropical fruit aromas, full flavors that linger, moderate alcohol, crisp acidity and a dry finish.

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