Standing Stone Gewürztraminer 2015: $15 Good+ to Very Good

The Standing Stone Vineyards Gewürztraminer (Finger Lakes, NY) 2015 $15 [Good+ to Very Good] is a solid wine, with good flavor concentration and savory/meaty flavors.  This Gewürz can be sipped, but is better with food.

Medium lemon in color, sappy & candied aromas of pear and lychee are matched by notes of spice and smoked meat.  The aromas are on the savory side, but there is sufficient fruit.  Full bodied, off-dry to medium dry, and slightly viscous in texture, there is a good deal of peppery acidity.  Balance is good.  Flavors of sappy pear, lychee, smoked meat and lots of peppery spice have good concentration and appeal.  The finish turns toward the peppery/spicy side with good length.  August 2016


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