Thirsty Owl Gewürtztraminer 2016: $19 Very Good

Gewürztraminer lovers will adore the Thirsty Owl Wine Company Gewürztraminer (Finger Lakes, NY) 2016 $19 [Very Good].  It is jam packed with all the rose, lychee and spice that make Gewürztraminer so distinctive.  Perhaps more than any other Gewürztraminer from this vintage, it flaunts its varietal character.  With just a hint of sugar, this wine is sippable, but also very good with food.

Medium lemon in color, effusive aromas of rose, lychee, melon and grapefruit put this wine on the aromatic and floral side of the Gewürztraminer spectrum.  The nose is unabashedly Gewürztraminer.  Medium to full bodied, off dry, with a moderate amount of spice and a round mouth feel, balance is very good.  Flavors of sappy melon, grapefruit, rose, lychee, moderate spice and an earthy note have a good deal of power.  Spicy and peppery notes come closer to the forefront in the very good finish.  September 2017


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