Sunday, June 3, 2007

Rating: ***+ 2006 Presidio Gewurztraminer, Monterey County, CA

Review: This late-harvest gewurztraminer is drawn from Viento Vineyards in cool Monterey County. Skins were left in contact overnight, followed by a cool fermentation stopped when residual sugar reached 5%. It is light pale in color, with a bright, spicy nose. On the palate, a noticeable straw and grassiness comes through from within the sugars. Definitely worth a repeat engagement with the right summer dessert.

This wine was sampled as part of our brief expedition cruising Santa Ynez Valley.

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