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Food Pairings for Sumac Ridge Gewürztraminer Private Reserve
Great Value 5 glasses
Melon, white flowers, and mandarin peel aromas and flavors. Nice body.
Great perfume, with wonderful fruit and stoniness underneath. Great acidity, too. Honey, apples, melon. Wonderful food wine.
Mourvedre, Grenache. Mineral and raspberry aromas to this dark wine. Frais de bois and raspberry flavors. Very nice, rich mouthfeel and a concentration of flavors in the midpalate. Chalky, stony finish.
Very attractive dark crimson color. Aromas of dark red fruit, coffee, spice, and earth. Coffee and tobacco were present on the palate, but there was also the taste of red cherry, blackberry, red pepper, and vanilla. The wine is full and smooth in the mouth. The finish is long and satisfying.
For the price I paid (5Euro) this was a decent purchase. Obviously not as complex as other Priorats, but with nine months in barrel this wine has some quality. Decent structure, nice earthiness and some dried fruit components.
Amazing nose on this wine. Big and floral with hints of ripe tropical fruit. Fairly round and rich on the palate. Very interesting wine.
External Reviews for Sumac Ridge Gewürztraminer Private Reserve
Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the September 2010 issue. Mixing blackberry fruit tones with light sniffs of old leather and the tightness of youth, this wine still gets it spot on in its aromas and delivers well in the mouth. It is supple to start in palatefeel, then progress to a firm, tannin-supported spine that demands a fair bit of patience in order for the wine to come out of its rough stance. With depth to spare and focus that is true-to-type, this Zin can be put away with confidence.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Cellar for future drinking. Wine will improve with bottle aging.
Classic ruby. A pretty red and dark berry fruit nose cut with ample animale underbrush leather and jerky notes as well as notably more earth influence that continues onto the more obviously classic Gevrey character as there is a robust and muscular quality to the borderline rustic flavors that culminate in a powerful and punchy finish of much better than average length. In 2007 the Charmes and Mazoyhres line up the way their terroir profiles would have it as the Charmes is elegant and refined and the Maz is robust and borderline rustic. However in this particular case there is just more underlying raw material that gives the Maz a slight edge in quality. Burghound.
An unusually high-toned nose of red currant cranberry and raspberry fruit nuanced by earth and violet notes leads to refined pure and beautifully detailed medium weight flavors that are slightly bigger and more powerful but actually finer supported by fine tannins on the delicious intense and solidly long finish. This is not especially concentrated and needs time to develop further complexity but I like the texture and finishing intensity. In sum this is a Charmes of finesse. Burghound.
One thing is for sure with respect to this gamay: it cries out for food. A gamey, red-berried nose interplays with biting acidity and lots of clay mineral on the midpalate and finish. Grab a plate of charcuterie and knock yourself out!
Nase: leicht würzige Noten, etwas Pfirsich, Kiwi, frisch; Gaumen: sehr frisch, leicht stahlige Säure, schlank, mineralischer Abgang
A 100% Grenache cuvee from the sandy soils of a 106-year-old biodynamically farmed La Crau vineyard and aged in both foudre and tank the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Speciale is amazing. Abundant notes of melted licorice kirsch liqueur and flowers is followed by a full-bodied seamlessly constructed wine with sensational purity texture depth and length. The bad news is there are only 2 000 bottles. This 2007 should drink well for two decades or more. Michel Tardieu assisted by the brilliant oenologist Philippe Cambie has fashioned gorgeous low-end Cotes du Rhones that merit serious attention. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.
<p>The Private Reserve 2007 is a white wine, made by Sumac Ridge. Its origin is Okanogan Valley in British Columbia, Canada. It is made from the Gewürztraminer grape and contains a variety of citrus spices. </p>
Dietary Information: Kosher, Organic
|Sugar: 5.00 g/l grams per liter|
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