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    Pacific Rim Gewurztraminer 2009
    Gewurztraminer - Washington

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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 91 Wine Enthusiast

    Region: Washington

    Varietal: Gewurztraminer

    Other Info: Screw Cap Wines

    Style: Fruity & Smooth

    Alcohol By Volume: 12%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 105043

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Our Gewürztraminer is crafted from Washington grapes. The fruit from these two regions possesses different yet complimentary characteristics, producing a balanced, more expressive and complex wine. We often put the juice and the grape skins in contact to extract and unleash the exquisite Gewürztraminer aromas locked in the skin. The juice is then cold temperature fermented over 20 days. We do not use any oak and do not put the wine through malolactic fermentation.

    The wine is crisp with a slight residual sugar of 1.7% with flavors of lychee, melon and tangerine. Our Gewürztraminer is an exceptional match with spicy Indian food, lemon chicken and blue cheeses.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Best Buy A burst of lychee and pear, aromatic, perfumed with rose petals, lush and forward. The alcohol is 12%, the residual sugar is 1.7%; with plenty of acid under it. The mix of flower and fruit is perfect, substantial, and beautifully balanced.

    91 Points
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    Peni (11/30/2010)
    Wonderful, lite and full of flavor!
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    Miznovember (2/21/2013)
    Always a good choice.
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    eCo (1/24/2011)
    I'm really a dry wine person, but I've frequently read a sweet wine will nicely complement an Asian dish. So when I invited a friend over for a stir fry I was preparing, it seemed like a good time to break out the Gewurztraminer (this wine has an added bonus in that when you can no longer pronounce its name, it's time to cut yourself off). Well I made a Ginger Fried Rice a la Mark Bittman (except I sub a half a Napa cabbage for the Leeks since that's so much easier, less expensive and tastes every bit as good, imho) who adopted it from Jean-Georges Vongerichten who is the chef of Jean Georges. The match was wonderful. The G_ had a nice full flavor that mingled pleasantly with the toasted ginger and garlic 'crunchies' this dish employs, and it was not overly sweet. I think a good Sauvignon Blanc would have done well here as well, tho, so I'll need to buy another bottle to try with something more spicy like a Thai curry. I'm still not totally sold on the sweet wines, but this one was nice enough to encourage me to find a dish that will really make it shine.
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    KELLY RAVEL (12/21/2010)
    I love sweet white wines and this is the best I've had so far. Like I said it was so good that I didn't share it with anyone. It was sweet but not to sweet and not a dry wine which was great. I recommend this to anyone that enjoys White Wines you're going to love it.
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    Jamaican in New York (5/3/2011)
    Very pleasantly surprised by this wine. In between Light & Crisp and Fruity & Smooth. Great value.
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    Upasana (5/12/2011)
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    tommyd123 (4/21/2012)
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    Matthew Miller (4/17/2011)
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    Joe Harbison (3/9/2012)
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    kalawai2000 (12/29/2011)

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