Swedish Hill “Blue Waters” Gewürztraminer 2015: $13 Fair+

The Swedish Hill “Blue Waters” Gewürztraminer (Finger Lakes, NY) 2015 $13 [Fair+] is a medium dry Gewürztraminer with some snappy citrus-y fruit. Unfortunately, bitter and weedy notes greatly undermine the appeal of this wine.  It deteriorates after opening, so drink it at one sitting.

Bright medium lemon yellow in color, the aromas are lively and snappy (less so with air) and feature scents of orange-y citrus, pear, lychee, an “off” weedy note and medicine cabinet.  Medium bodied, medium dry, with a full mouth feel, balance is OK.  Flavors of pear, lychee, citrus and mild peppery spice do have substance, but are adversely affected by weedy and medicine cabinet notes.  The finish is unbalanced and suffused with bitter and weedy flavors.  October 2016


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