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Covey Run Gewürztraminer Columbia Valley 2008

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Wine Tasting Notes The nose is very floral, perfumey and lemony, and the spice and lychee flavors come through clean on the palate, making it the perfect wine to quaff ice cold on the patio on a sunny summer afternoon.

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Covey Run Winery:
Named for the coveys of quail that patrol our prized vineyards in the Columbia Valley, Covey Run specializes in crafting award-winning Washington State wines. In fact, Covey Run wines have been awarded 20 “Best Value” awards by Wine Spectator, the world’s leading wine magazine. For 25 years, Covey Run wines have provided a perfect introduction to the vivid, delicious flavors of Washington State... Read more
Named for the coveys of quail that patrol our prized vineyards in the Columbia Valley, Covey Run specializes in crafting award-winning Washington State wines. In fact, Covey Run wines have been awarded 20 “Best Value” awards by Wine Spectator, the world’s leading wine magazine. For 25 years, Covey Run wines have provided a perfect introduction to the vivid, delicious flavors of Washington State. Since 1982, Covey Run has crafted a broad range of award-winning wines – including 20 “Best Value” awards from Wine Spectator magazine – from prized vineyards in the renowned Columbia and Yakima Valley appellations of Eastern Washington State. Sheltered from storms by the rainshadow effect exerted by the majestic Cascade Mountain Range, conditions in these high desert regions are ideal for cultivating world-class wine grapes. Warm, sunny days and extended sunlight hours (due to Washington’s northern latitude) develop intense flavors in our classic European grape varieties, while cool nights ensure they retain high levels of acidity. Covey Run winemaker Kate Michaud transforms this pristine fruit into a broad range of consistently superior wines that embody Washington State’s unique characteristics while meeting and surpassing international standards of excellence. Kate crafts two tiers of outstanding Covey Run varietals: Quail Series and Columbia Valley Reserve. Quail Series provides discerning wine drinkers with high-quality Washington State wines for everyday enjoyment. They’re varietally distinctive, fruit-forward, easy-drinking and ideal for casual meals. Columbia Valley Reserve wines are hand-crafted from our finest lots of grapes and showcase lush, vivid fruit flavors balanced by bright natural acidity, with oak accenting rather than dominating the palate. They beautifully accompany a broad range of contemporary cuisines and are perfect for special-occasion dinners and other celebrations. The breadth of selection represented by our Quail Series and Columbia Valley Reserve varietals means there’s a delicious Covey Run wine for every occasion, from stylish entertaining to casual gatherings with family and friends. With great vineyards, a talented winemaker and a bevy of vividly flavored, beautifully structured wines, Covey Run truly offers the best of Washington State. Read less

Member Reviews for Covey Run Gewürztraminer Columbia Valley

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Snooth User: pdpsage
30964123
3.00 5
11/24/2009

I think the lychee actually made this not taste as good. But it's unique, it's just has a little bite to it.


Snooth User: JoandJoe
4627546
4.00 5
04/24/2010

From the bottle: "Our off-dry Gewurztraminer offers beautiful floral, citrus and lychee fruit aromas with slightly spicy, citrusy flavors." We would agree, it was very tasty - by itself I'm sure, but we had it with chicken.


Snooth User: sunshine09
2966936
3.50 5
11/09/2009

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Covey Run Gewürztraminer Columbia Valley

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Lightly sweet, with distinctive peppery, nutmeg-scented grapefruit and quince flavors, finishing with a gentle texture. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Though not quite up to the exalted standard of the awesome 2004, this excellent aromatic white wine deftly mixes floral scents with dusty talcum powder and spicy citrus. A seamless blend of grapefruit, citrus and green apple fruit is lifted with varietal spice and perfume; the wine has good body too. Sounds like a hot date, which it is, ready for any kind of saucy Asian noodle dish you care to throw at it. Just not up to the overall elegance and polish of the '04.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Off-dry and effusively fruity, with focused pear and floral flavors, balancing nicely on the finish. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Yet another standout effort from this value producer. Clean, penetrating and varietal with layered, spicy fruit - lemon, lime, mint, anise, stone and earth in a marvelously complex array of flavors.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Though it is almost pure Gewürzt (just a splash of Muscat for the sweet aromas), this does not show the sensuous floral perfume of the grape. It's decidedly citrus-flavored, specifically grapefruit, along with green apple and pineapple.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Part of the Canandaigua Brands portfolio, this Yakima Valley winery makes a full line of varietally sound, fruit-driven wines. This vivacious Gewurz is bursting with floral and citrus scents and ripe, semitropical flavors. It's a great example of how well this overlooked grape does in Washington. And it is a slamdunk match for spicy-sweet Pacific Rim noodle dishes and satays, with just a splash of Muscat Canelli in the blend to bring out the orange blossom and tangerine flavors.


External Review
03/16/2010

Covey Run Gewurztraminer 2008 and all other wine from Covey Run are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


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Wine Tasting Notes The nose is very floral, perfumey and lemony, and the spice and lychee flavors come through clean on the palate, making it the perfect wine to quaff ice cold on the patio on a sunny summer afternoon.

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