Name of varietal: Gewürztraminer
Common synonyms: Traminer Musque, Traminer Parfume, Traminer Aromatique, Roter Traminer, Traminer Rose, Traminer Rosso, Termener Aromatico 
Parentage of the grape: Traminer, possibly Muscat
History of the grape: Evidence of the parent Traminer grape can be traced back to the Middle Ages, in the Tyrollean Alps in Alto Adige, where Italy is closest to Germany. Traminer isn’t known for having much of its own flare, but it does like to mutate, and it eventually became the perfumed clone we all know and most of us love. France and Italy began calling the grape by many of the above synonyms, but it wasn’t until the late 19th century that Alsatians started to call it Gewürztraminer (“gewürz” means spicy and/or perfumed) and not until 1973 that the name became official. 
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  • I actually know most of the wines. And I'd go with Hungarian wine since ... and Riesling with a bit of Gewurtztraminer. It's fragrant and may have a touch of RS. It's an ancient winery, dating back to something like 900 AD.The Cserszegi Fuszeres is another that is kind of fragrant. Not like a Muscat, but it has hints of flowers and grass. Both... Read More

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  • Haven't put up one of these in awhile. This time will make things more specific and real, in that you will need to imagine you're hosting a meal at this restaurant in London's Soho. It's something I did a few times during my period of busy London business visits at the end of the '80s through early last decade. The first time I sweated a bit bec... Read More

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  • JD, the reserve is from the Moulds vineyard in Oak Knoll. The regular Becklyn ... Hungarian, Riesling, Berger, Gewurtztraminer, and French Colombard among others. Great spice on the nose and palate gave it a nice edge to the creamy fruit. The 2007 Ridge Lytton Estate opened to fresh berries, beautifully balanced despite the 15.2, finishing wit... Read More

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  • Ian D'Agata, one of the leading authorities on Italian wine. He calls Ruche ... Ruche an aromatic red, like Gewurtztraminer of reds of sorts, either love it or hate it, ages better than most people think, and if you like dishes with soy, soy and Ruche are best friend Read More

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  • Planning to do some exploring into Italy's other wine varietals, those without the fanfare or popularity of Sangiovese, Nebbiolo, Barbera, and Dolcetto, etc.First up is a Ruche with a few years bottle age by Montalbera, apparently a lighter wine that was traditionally brought out for special occassions...figure this should make for a nice aperti... Read More

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  • Harvest Moon Winery Estate Dry Gewurtztraminer 2013


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  • Finally made it up to Stony Hill for a tasting, and came away impressed. First ... has 4 of Napas 14 acres of Gewurtztraminer, with the other 10 located in Carneros.Comment (61 views)White2013 Stony Hill Riesling Napa ValleyOptions6/6/2015 - I LIKE THIS WINE: NR (Edit)Excellent balance between dry and sweet, I'm not sure what wins out, maybe t... Read More

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  • Lab-designed grapes are proving to be the saviors of many winemaking regions in ... ... popular hybrid, whose Gewurtztraminer-esque bouquet has been a favorite of cold-weather winemakers since 1996. Cornell developed the Traminette, the story said.  “Traminette has produced numerous award-winning wines and has been embraced by winemakers in th... Read More

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  • Does anyone have any experience with these wines?Seems like it would suit my palate. Interesting that they're a Napa producer known for their whites, and their blocked malo/ neutral barrel Chardonnay. Apparently the winemaker who's been there for 40 years was an assistant for Ric Forman for a couple years before getting plucked by Stony Hill.I'm... Read More

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  • Covey Run Gewurtztraminer 2011


    Perfectly sweet, fruity, light gewurtz, perfect chilled. Great drinking wine, or paired with a light dessert. Fruity floral nose with peachy, mango, apricot flavors and a hint of vanilla with light spice on the finish. Little to no acid. Would definitely share this with guests; very fun wine to drink. Bought at Cost Plus World Market. Read More

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