Lenz 2001 Gewürztraminer

I have stated this before, Gewürztraminer is probably my favorite white grape varietal.  If we, my wife and I,  had more of this around, we would probably have Gewürztraminer at least once a week.

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.

About Michael Gorton, Jr.

I am a Licensed Funeral Director who is having a love affair with Long Island Wine and the people that make Long Island wine so special. I am married to my wife Melissa and live in Rocky Point. Our first son Gabriel Noel was born on July 27, 2010. We have three cats and one dog.
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