This Gewürztraminer is from Lenz Vineyards. I have not been to Lenz in quiet some time, but I have added them to my list of visits in the near future.
On the nose I was getting lychee, pineapple and some candied apricot. There was a sweetness on the nose that resembled honey. There was some subtle floral notes but nothing overbearing or to powerful. It had a beautiful bouquet.
The taste was a bit of a challenge at first. It was very hot upon opening and tasting. At first it was very overwhelming, too much to get over. I was not picking up anything on the palate, except for some spice. I wanted to give it some time.
So glad I did, because it gave way to one of the best tasting Gewürztraminer I have had in a very long while. There was flavors of some fresh white peach, clove, cinnamon along with tropical zest. There was some candied ginger note that was very nice.
This was a lush wine with a has a slight syrupy mouth feel. It was soft and creamy.
This wine was well balanced that had a very long finish with some soft vanilla flavors at the end.
A real pleasurable ride for your palate.
I highly recommend this wine, and if you are new to Gewürztraminer, give this a try, I picked it up in my wine shop for $19.