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2018 Navarro Vineyards White Blends or Varietals "Edelzwicker"

Navarro 2018 Edelzwicker

Winery: Navarro Vineyards

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Edelzwicker"

Wine Category: White Blends or Varietals

Grape blend: 34% Pinot Gris, 30% Gewurztraminer, 29% Riesling & 7% Muscat

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Anderson Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $18

Cases produced: 702

KWG Score: 90 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: November 8, 2019

Wine Review: This almost clear colored Edelzwicker from Navarro is very good and was well-received by the Tasting Panel. It opens with a lychee bouquet with hints of anise and orange. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic and savory. The flavor profile is a pleasant lychee and peach blend with hints of green tea and lime. The finish is off-dry and lingers nicely. The Panel suggested pairing this good value Edelzwicker with chicken lo-mein or pork tenderloin with peach preserves. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: One of Navarro's primary goals in fashioning Edelzwicker from Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris and Muscat Blanc wines is that the final blend should taste like Edelzwicker and not like any of its components. After a series of five staff tastings in the spring of 2019, the final cuvee was selected; the desired amounts of each vineyard lot were combined, blended and then bottled in May. Perfect for summer picnics of pulled pork with a sweet, spicy sauce or an avocado stuffed with shrimp salad.

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