Gundlach Bundschu (GunBun), California’s oldest family-owned winery, dating back to 1858. ☝️
This is a lovely, dry Gewürztraminer from the Sonoma Coast. 👁 It has a pale lemon hue with an oily texture. ABV 13.5%. Vintage 2019.
It offers pronounced floral and fruit aromas including rose, lychee, passion fruit, papaya, tangerine, and white peach. 👃 Yet this wine is crisp and dynamic. 👄 It has a strong character. It’s well-balanced with medium acidity and body. 💕💕
I could see this pairing well is sushi or other dishes that have Asian spice. 🍱 It’s also fantastic on its own. — 14 days ago
Such a flexible and lovely wine. It handled the challenge of a salad (not so easy with the vinegar in the dressing), and then it really shone with our roasted spicy sausages with shallots and apples. Its touch of sweet in the approach, along with its lush mouthfeel, handled the spice, and there long acid and mineral made each sip refreshing and clean. — 17 days ago
A better macerated wine — 6 days ago
Questioned why I bought this before opening, but after the bottle was finished I remembered why!!
Gewurztraminer is very underrated. Wine was light gold color. Massive floral nose with white peaches and honey. Nice balance of acidity and sweetness. Quite lovely. Try it! — 10 days ago
Astor carries one of my favorites! Lesgo. Probably won’t last long tho so gonna have to stock up.
Been a while. Of course, apricots, raw local honey, orange blossoms, citrus, smells like the sun.
Love the evanescence of the honey, it’s fleeting on the palate. Herby, too. The bite of fresh sage leaves.
Always love. Always. — 22 days ago
Wild ride here. Lustrous amber heavy skin contact character. Cider, orange blossom and jasmine topnotes with cinnamon, ginger, sarsaparilla, cardamom, walnuts, and curry emerging over time. So acetic it’s a little aggro but by god the precision and unfolding aromatic complexity is impressive; it is not microbial or dirty at all; and as it opens, a roundness and richness balances the VA. Good stuff. — a day ago
starting my first Dr Konstantin Frank lineup with his Finger Lanes Gewurztraminer. nose dominated by fresh lychee. getting some some tropical melon and lemon rind, and a little bit of saltwater. tropical is the theme for me. similar on the palate. a very nice win at a bargain price. — a month ago
Somewhere around 2012 we went for a long weekend to the “wine strasse” in Luxemburg, and packed 56 bottles of all sort in every corner of our small roadster. This is the very last bottle of that pack. Almost orange collered, over ripe pineapple, citric acids. my idea that this bottle gives a feeling somewhere between the sharp defined German wines and the voluptuous Frans Elzas style. I see a nice trip to Luxemburg ahead this summer. — 14 days ago
Explosive aromatics of lavender, elder flower, tangerine peel and gooseberry. On the palate fresh citrus, bright acidity with a long finish. This wine would be easily confused with a great bottle from Alsace. Super refreshing with all the floral complexity that this varietal can elicit. Excellent wine. Thanks Pat for the recommendation! — 14 days ago
Pear aroma and taste with a light spice on the mid palate. Sharper finish than I would like. Otherwise, very enjoyable. Paired well with Chinese-style noodles. — 12 days ago