part 2 Wine of Week

My wife and I really enjoy sharing a bottle of wine together at least once a week or so.  It has actually turned in somewhat of “our time” where we take time off from the world just to talk and have a couple glasses of wine.  My wife likes sweet wines so the majority of the wines we drink fall in that category.  Hence the majority of the wines I will review will fall in that category.  I think I will create my own scoring system for the wine rather then the typically used system. 

With this being said I think I will start with the Columbia Winery’s 2005 Gewürztraminer.  I was in 8th Street Wine Company the other day and the 05’got recommended to me.  It got a 90 rating from Wine Enthusiast Magazine this year.  You match that with it’s $8.99 price and it is a smoking good deal. 

So I popped a bottle the other night and enjoyed.  It was very smooth tasting and smelled great.  It didn’t give me that taste bud explosion that I do get from a few fruity Gewürztraminers.  Over all it wasn’t the best Gewürztraminer I have ever had but it was in my top 3.  If you’re looking for a sweet wine that everyone will enjoy at a party this just might be the one for you.  On a scale of 1-5 I would give it about a 4.0. 

Here is a link to the winery’s write up on the wine and what Wine Enthusiast had to say about it.

http://www.columbiawinery.com/img/pdf/COL2005Gewt_internet.pdf

90 Columbia Winery 2005 Gewürztraminer ( Columbia Valley); $8. Another spectacular effort, though they’ve bumped up the price significantly. This is beautifully varietal, mixing floral, batth powder, apple and grapefruit components in both the nose and the mouth. There is an elegant intensity that powers the wine through an exceptionally long, brilliant finish; the residual sweetness keeps the alcohol down to 11.5% without making the wine either soft or sugary. 14,500 cases produced. —P.G.  Wine Enthusiast Magazine.

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