Union Sacré

Belle de Nuit Central Coast Gewürztraminer

9.033 ratings
9.14 pro ratings
Central Coast, California, USA
Gewürztraminer
Duck, Cheddar & Gruyere, Goose, Game, Chili & Hot Spicy, Fruit Desserts
Top Notes For
Ellen Clifford

Chasing my chaotic self-administered pandemic hair chopping with a Gewurtz from Arroyo Seco which seems to me apropos as I imagine the region as wind-swept and tousled. This wine is not so much and that is a good thing. All is in harmony. There is just the right amount of everything and it hits you in order—the lychees are followed by a green lawn leading to the flower garden full of roses and gardenias all spirited along by a nice amount of acid and powered by a prickling tannin. I’m not normally the biggest Gewurtz fan but I’d reach for this a second time. I’d maybe even pair it with a “hard to pair” thing like artichoke. Something about the floral nature of both I think could line up. Is that crazy? Maybe. But this is coming from someone who just used her kitchen scissors to give herself an intentionally asymmetrical haircut.

Chasing my chaotic self-administered pandemic hair chopping with a Gewurtz from Arroyo Seco which seems to me apropos as I imagine the region as wind-swept and tousled. This wine is not so much and that is a good thing. All is in harmony. There is just the right amount of everything and it hits you in order—the lychees are followed by a green lawn leading to the flower garden full of roses and gardenias all spirited along by a nice amount of acid and powered by a prickling tannin. I’m not normally the biggest Gewurtz fan but I’d reach for this a second time. I’d maybe even pair it with a “hard to pair” thing like artichoke. Something about the floral nature of both I think could line up. Is that crazy? Maybe. But this is coming from someone who just used her kitchen scissors to give herself an intentionally asymmetrical haircut.

Feb 11th, 2021
Emily Kresie-Harrington

2019 vintage. Really good example of the variety. Lean, clean, and citrusy. Lychee, white peach, guava, candied pink grapefruit, passion fruit, rose water, orange blossom, honeysuckle. Completely lacking in any oiliness. Great balance and elegance.

2019 vintage. Really good example of the variety. Lean, clean, and citrusy. Lychee, white peach, guava, candied pink grapefruit, passion fruit, rose water, orange blossom, honeysuckle. Completely lacking in any oiliness. Great balance and elegance.

Nov 22nd, 2020
Matt Sterr

Grippy with high acid content.

Grippy with high acid content.

Oct 28th, 2020
Michael Mugmon

Haven't been here for years. What a nice gewurztraminer, reminiscent of a Navarro.

Haven't been here for years. What a nice gewurztraminer, reminiscent of a Navarro.

1 person found it helpfulOct 4th, 2020
Tom Balamaci

Weird and wonderful. All the gewurz white flowers up front, snappy acidity dare I say some CO2, beautiful color—skin contact orange meets rosé. Acid tames fruit. I really like the wines from this house.

Weird and wonderful. All the gewurz white flowers up front, snappy acidity dare I say some CO2, beautiful color—skin contact orange meets rosé. Acid tames fruit. I really like the wines from this house.

1 person found it helpfulAug 14th, 2020
charley damski

so good - some mix between a rose and skin contact

so good - some mix between a rose and skin contact

1 person found it helpfulJul 18th, 2020
Paco Suro

Better than the 18’. Less fizz. Orange tint. Dry ish...

Better than the 18’. Less fizz. Orange tint. Dry ish...

1 person found it helpfulJun 8th, 2020
Liz O'Neal

Honey suckle and ripe melon. Very dry and crisp for a Gewürtzraminer but too floral / perfumey for my taste. Note to self - report back to Kevin still not into Gewurtz

Honey suckle and ripe melon. Very dry and crisp for a Gewürtzraminer but too floral / perfumey for my taste. Note to self - report back to Kevin still not into Gewurtz

Feb 4th, 2021
Michael Mugmon

Tremendous value at $14 for this Central Coast gewurztraminer. Excellent wine.

Tremendous value at $14 for this Central Coast gewurztraminer. Excellent wine.

Dec 20th, 2020
Sarah MacDonnell

Simon’s wine I picked 12/4 been wanting to try this label wine. GOOD, kinda Sauv Blanc vibes but $18 so great value for white

Simon’s wine I picked 12/4 been wanting to try this label wine. GOOD, kinda Sauv Blanc vibes but $18 so great value for white

Dec 5th, 2020