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Columbia Valley Gewürztraminer

8.463 ratings
8.42 pro ratings
Columbia Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Gewürztraminer
Turkey, Vanilla & Caramel, Fruit & Berries, Exotic Spices, Salads & Greens, Pate, Potato, Tomato-Based, Chicken, Fruit Desserts, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pungent Cheese, Squash & Root Vegetables, Goat & Feta Cheese, Cheddar & Gruyere, Sweet Potato, Yuca, Taro, Baking Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Nuts & Seeds, Soft Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Quinoa, Shellfish, Sweet Potato
Top Notes For
David Shaw

Light golden yellow in color. Lychee and rose notes in nose. Good acidity, thin body, off dry, slight tactile astringency on finish from skin tannins. Lychee, floral and spice notes predominate with length in mouth. Floral spicy aftertaste. Great varietal character but may not be to everyone's taste. One of the more different flavor profiles I've seen in GT, though winemaking style is pretty mainstream. Drink it with an open mind

Light golden yellow in color. Lychee and rose notes in nose. Good acidity, thin body, off dry, slight tactile astringency on finish from skin tannins. Lychee, floral and spice notes predominate with length in mouth. Floral spicy aftertaste. Great varietal character but may not be to everyone's taste. One of the more different flavor profiles I've seen in GT, though winemaking style is pretty mainstream. Drink it with an open mind

Sep 30th, 2017
Jae DC
6.5

Very strong floral nose, like roses and elderflowers (like St. Germain), too much. Tastes of melon, honeydew specifically. Sweet, but not overly so. I really really do not like the mouth feel, extremely soft, no acidity.Goes down like Grandma's perfumed body lotion. Not for me.

Very strong floral nose, like roses and elderflowers (like St. Germain), too much. Tastes of melon, honeydew specifically. Sweet, but not overly so. I really really do not like the mouth feel, extremely soft, no acidity.Goes down like Grandma's perfumed body lotion. Not for me.

1 person found it helpfulSep 3rd, 2015
Emma Court

Flavorful, honey, low acid. Roses, lychee, passion fruit and melon.

Flavorful, honey, low acid. Roses, lychee, passion fruit and melon.

1 person found it helpfulMay 21st, 2015
Gustavo Martin

Nice Gewurztraminer from Columbia Valley!

Nice Gewurztraminer from Columbia Valley!

Nov 11th, 2013
Vicki Ausloos

Light crisp not overly sweet

Light crisp not overly sweet

Jul 2nd, 2019
Boyd Knosp

2017 vintage. Just okay. Not flavorful and rather light in the mouth.

2017 vintage. Just okay. Not flavorful and rather light in the mouth.

Mar 17th, 2019
Anne Richardson

I fell for the label - so unique. The wine fell a bit short of my expectations, though. Not the juiciness of many Gewürztraminers. Apricot on the nose and palate, which was a pleasant surprise.

I fell for the label - so unique. The wine fell a bit short of my expectations, though. Not the juiciness of many Gewürztraminers. Apricot on the nose and palate, which was a pleasant surprise.

Apr 11th, 2018
Donna Craig

We either got a bad bottle or we just don’t like this wine, or both. Not good, too sweet, weird aftertaste in the back of my mouth.

We either got a bad bottle or we just don’t like this wine, or both. Not good, too sweet, weird aftertaste in the back of my mouth.

Dec 14th, 2017
Gayle Smith

Very sweet even though label says “dry”. Love Gewurz but not this too sweet one.

Very sweet even though label says “dry”. Love Gewurz but not this too sweet one.

Dec 10th, 2017
Son
8.8

Hyper floral nose: orange blossoms, jasmine, freesia. Low acidity but has a lingering bitterness that balances things out. Good depth and evolution for a really low price.

Hyper floral nose: orange blossoms, jasmine, freesia. Low acidity but has a lingering bitterness that balances things out. Good depth and evolution for a really low price.

Aug 5th, 2017