Wine Review: 2011 Castello di Amorosa Gewurztraminer, Anderson Valley, California

Castello di Amorosa Gewurztraminer: 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