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2008 Navarro Vineyards White Blends or Varietals "Edelzwicker"

Navarro 2008 Edelzwicker

Winery: Navarro Vineyards

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Edelzwicker"

Wine Category: White Blends or Varietals

Grape blend: 42% Gewürztraminer, 32% Riesling, 26% Pinot Gris, and 2% Muscat

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Mendocino

State or country: CA

Price: $13

Cases produced: 1,596

KWG Score: 90 (based on 1 review)

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

Review date: November 12, 2009

Wine Review: This pale yellow colored white blend is very appealing and a heck of deal. In addition, it would be a perfect wine for Thanksgiving. This wine opens with a light lychee like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and shows gentle acidity. The flavor profile is a tasty Clementine and lychee blend with a hint of lime and spice. The finish is dry and nicely refreshing. This is a very enjoyable quaffing wine that will be a crowd pleaser. It will pair well with your turkey or even cashew chicken. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The only thing fancy about this wine is the name. We didn't make the name up; it originated in Alsace where Edelzwicker is a traditional blend (zwicker) of Alsace's noble (edel) grape varieties: Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris, and Muscat.

Organic status: not organic

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