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Wine Review: 2011 Castello di Amorosa Anderson Valley Gewürztraminer

This variety is so often underestimated as well as the AVA these grapes came from. In cool climate regions like the Anderson Valley, their fruit can produce exquisite dry wines with spicy exotic aromas of cinnamon, cloves and red floral notes. The wine is full-bodied in texture with prominent spicy flavors. The finish is texturally pleasing and lingers enticing one to contemplate the flavors as you get ready to take another sip. This style of Gewurztraminer is a culinary star. It will handle a wide variety of dishes including but not limited to grilled or smoked sausages, roasted fowl and meaty substantial seafood dishes. It is also the perfect match for spicy Asian dishes. Enjoy!

Rating: Very Good (88) | $23 | 13.5% ABV
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4 Responses to “Wine Review: 2011 Castello di Amorosa Anderson Valley Gewürztraminer”

  1. Ryan says:

    Hard to pronounce but delicious none the less.

  2. Eric says:

    I just got the 2012 and it knocked my socks off, so I ordered a case to give out as gifts and keep a few for myself. I had almost forgotten about the Gewurztraminers- I only tasted this because our tour guide suggested it to my wife. I’ve never tasted one quite like it. I’ve ordered other Gewurztraminers in restaurants over the last couple weeks to see if they were all like that. All of those had much more subdued flavor profiles than this one. The flavor just explodes in your mouth. I’m hooked on it.

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