Keuka Spring “Dynamite” Gewürztraminer 2015: $22 Good

The Keuka Spring Vineyards “Dynamite Vineyard” Gewürztraminer (Finger Lakes, NY) 2015 $22 [Good] is not the equal of Keuka Spring's 2014.  Although this wine has some good pear & lychee fruit, spice is too dominant; balance is problematic.

Bright dark lemon in color, peppery spice dominates the aromas, which also include pear, lychee, a bit of grapefruit, and a stony mineral note.  Medium to full bodied with average acidity, quite dry, the mouth feel is very peppery and feels unbalanced.  Flavors include a great deal of peppery spice, which mutes the wine’s modest pear and lychee fruit.  The finish is unbalanced and full of peppery spice.  March 2015

Note:  Lovers of the Dynamite Gewürztraminer might want to put this bottle away for a few months, to give it a chance to achieve better balance.


© Douglas Hillstrom 2014