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June-July 2000

87 Hogue 1999, Columbia Valley Washington, Gewürztraminer
Floral nose, spritzy, pear and grapefruit flavors, barely off-dry with a slightly astringent fruity finish of good length. Excellent pork wine

85 Fetzer Vineyards 1999, California, Gewürztraminer
America’s best selling Gewürztraminer is a sweet wine with a crisp, spritzy texture, litchi nut and pink grapefruit character. Good aperitif.

Dec-Jan 2001

89 Navarro Vineyards 1999, Anderson Valley, estate bottled Dry Gewürztraminer
Aromatic honeysuckle nose, dry and silky on the palate, with mineral notes coming on in the mid-palate and spice in the finish.

88 Columbia Crest 1999, Columbia Valley, Gewürztraminer
Light, clean and intense with varietal character, this Washington Gewürz is almost dry, and displays lychee and peach fruit over light spice. Wonderful as an aperitif or with spicy Asian dishes. Value priced at

85 Chateau St. Jean 1999, Sonoma County, Gewürztraminer
Full-bodied, spicy and dry. Long, warm finish.
Oct-Nov 2000

88 Domaines Schlumberger 1998, Vin D’Alsace, Fleur, Gewürztraminer
A rich, full-bodied, intense demi-sec Gewürztraminer with excellent varietal definition. A nose of litchee and cinnamon leads to a palate with sweet litchee and grapefruit notes. The finish is long and pleasant. Serve chilled with Roquefort cheese or spicy dishes such as curry.

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