Rooster Hill Gewürztraminer 2016: $18 Good

The Rooster Hill Estate Gewürztraminer (Finger Lakes, NY) 2016 $18 [Good] does not have much of the fragrance which defines a successful Gewürz.  In addition, meaty and bitter notes detract from otherwise solid flavors.

Medium straw in color, meaty/rubbery notes are in the forefront with scents of pear, apple and ginger to the rear.  The aromas don’t say “Gewürztraminer” very clearly.  Medium to full bodied, medium dry, with some mouth tingling spritz, balance is very good.  Flaovrs of pear, apple, ginger and a strong meaty/rubbery note are degraded by a bitter streak.  The finish is moderately spicy, showing the meaty note and some bitterness, with good length.  September 2017


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