Alexander Valley Vineyards

Mendocino County Gewürz Gewürztraminer

8.6106 ratings
8.610 pro ratings
Mendocino, North Coast, California, USA
Gewürztraminer
Duck, Cheddar & Gruyere, Goose, Game, Chili & Hot Spicy, Fruit Desserts
Top Notes For
Sarah Stierch

Food & Wine Editor Sonoma Valley Sun

7.8

I can’t get past the Jean Naté smell.

I can’t get past the Jean Naté smell.

Mar 21st, 2018
Madeline Puckette

Outstanding dry style American Gewurz, especially for the $. Medium gold with pink reflections and medium plus viscosity. Mega aroma bomb, smells of leechie, sweet ruby red grapefruit, potpourri and lemon verbena. On the palate, this wine tastes like perfume smells: potpourri, lemon zest, a mouth coating oiliness followed by crisp acidity. finish is long, you feel like your exhaling potpourri for a minute or so after. Went profoundly well with sage butternut and chanterelle pizza. definitely a sipper. Drink with water on side.

Outstanding dry style American Gewurz, especially for the $. Medium gold with pink reflections and medium plus viscosity. Mega aroma bomb, smells of leechie, sweet ruby red grapefruit, potpourri and lemon verbena. On the palate, this wine tastes like perfume smells: potpourri, lemon zest, a mouth coating oiliness followed by crisp acidity. finish is long, you feel like your exhaling potpourri for a minute or so after. Went profoundly well with sage butternut and chanterelle pizza. definitely a sipper. Drink with water on side.

1 person found it helpfulDec 17th, 2014
Jim Sikes

This is a find plus a considerable bargain. Fruit flavor nose it has them all. Nice for summer.

This is a find plus a considerable bargain. Fruit flavor nose it has them all. Nice for summer.

Feb 8th, 2016
Pedro Rusk

Wine Educator Kendall Jackson

8.9

Perfect with Thai food on a Tuesday at home. Comfort food for a recovering guy

Perfect with Thai food on a Tuesday at home. Comfort food for a recovering guy

Jan 13th, 2016
Wineshout 💀

Aromatic nose leads to off-dry wine on the palate. On the simpler side.

Aromatic nose leads to off-dry wine on the palate. On the simpler side.

Jun 24th, 2015
Wineshout 💀

A dry-style Gewurz with a fruit-forward, floral, fragrant nose. Drier on the palate. Silky mouthfeel with the floral notes carrying through. -- Wineshout.com

A dry-style Gewurz with a fruit-forward, floral, fragrant nose. Drier on the palate. Silky mouthfeel with the floral notes carrying through. -- Wineshout.com

Apr 28th, 2015
Chris Baummer

Great for the price

Great for the price

Jul 3rd, 2019
Nina M
7.8

A bit bitter

A bit bitter

Mar 7th, 2019
Geoff Kallweit

Fantastic aroma, distinct lychee perfume. Nicely balanced stands up nicely to food.

Fantastic aroma, distinct lychee perfume. Nicely balanced stands up nicely to food.

Jul 7th, 2018
Tree Kilpatrick

Holy cow! The aroma. Soooo much aroma! Pears, perfume, rose petals in the bathtub. Floral in the mouth. Flowers and insect spray. But in an interesting way.

Holy cow! The aroma. Soooo much aroma! Pears, perfume, rose petals in the bathtub. Floral in the mouth. Flowers and insect spray. But in an interesting way.

Jun 14th, 2018