Handley Cellars Gewürztraminer 2006

External Review by Shop Wine Direct:

Wine & Spirits ReviewRated 93There's a hint of rose if you search for it, but this is not aggressively floral. Instead, it's fresh, chalky, crisp and clean, like biting into a fresh litchi. Firm acidity drives the wine, cutting right through the fruit to deliver its flavor into the meat of whatever is for dinner-it'd be delicious with Thai-style catfish with ginger.Wine Tasting NotesAromas of melon and lychee are enhanced by heady orange blossom perfume. The palate is layered with spice, grapefruit, and peaches. The clean fruit flavors and excellent structure of this dry wine make it a natural partner to a wide variety of food, from mildly spicy Thai curries to classic Alsace sauerbraten.

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Handley Cellars:
Our estate vineyard experiences cool foggy nights and bright sunny days, the perfect climate for the 12 acres of Pinot Noir, 13 acres of Chardonnay, and 5 acres of Gewürztraminer planted there. All of our Estate Chardonnay and sparkling wines are produced entirely from estate fruit, as are most of our reserve Pinot Noirs. Because vineyards in Anderson Valley are interspersed with homes ... Read more
Our estate vineyard experiences cool foggy nights and bright sunny days, the perfect climate for the 12 acres of Pinot Noir, 13 acres of Chardonnay, and 5 acres of Gewürztraminer planted there. All of our Estate Chardonnay and sparkling wines are produced entirely from estate fruit, as are most of our reserve Pinot Noirs. Because vineyards in Anderson Valley are interspersed with homes and watersheds, Milla made the decision apply for organic certification, and the Estate Vineyard was CCOF certified in August 2005. José Jimenez, our Estate Vineyard manager, Kristen Barnhisel, our co-winemaker, and Bill Oldham, our consultant, work together as a team to keep our vines thriving. They use compost and mineral supplements to build the soil, thus fostering stronger plants that are less susceptible to disease. They avoid using pesticides and herbicides, allowing beneficial insects to flourish. Read less

Member Reviews for Handley Cellars Gewürztraminer

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Snooth User: mrHANEYpants
56119080
4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 08/21/2010

Four glasses


Snooth User: drdebs
6497900
3.50 5
Vintage: 2003 08/14/2007

Muted nose, lots of raspberry in the flavors. Simple and one-dimensional.


Snooth User: Mendo Blendo
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2003 09/26/2009

Not a subtle rose sparkler, as the deep salmon color gives away from the start. Brimming with strawberry and raspberries balanced by a creamy, nutty richness. This will age very well. I have one stored away for a special event.


External Reviews for Handley Cellars Gewürztraminer

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Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine & Spirits ReviewRated 93There's a hint of rose if you search for it, but this is not aggressively floral. Instead, it's fresh, chalky, crisp and clean, like biting into a fresh litchi. Firm acidity drives the wine, cutting right through the fruit to deliver its flavor into the meat of whatever is for dinner-it'd be delicious with Thai-style catfish with ginger.Wine Tasting NotesAromas of melon and lychee are enhanced by heady orange blossom perfume. The palate is layered with spice, grapefruit, and peaches. The clean fruit flavors and excellent structure of this dry wine make it a natural partner to a wide variety of food, from mildly spicy Thai curries to classic Alsace sauerbraten.



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