White Wine Discovery

Ovum 2016 Rogue Valley/Illinois Valley Since I Fell For You Gewurztraminer (Best Buy)

Price: $30
Grape Varietal: Gewürztraminer
Region/Appellation: Rogue Valley, Oregon
Imported by

Here is a gewurztraminer that feels like a pinnacle for the variety: complex, full of grain and spice and floral scents. And yet it’s so ample, so generous, you’ll almost miss its complexity—the sunny litchi, apple and orange peel fruit character. The sensuous texture is a reminder of how great—and harmonious—gewurz can be. John House draws this fruit from Gerber Vineyard, a 40-plus-year-old low-yielding, serpentine-rich site in the Illinois Valley. It’s a wine of exquisite poise.

review by Patrick J. Comiskey

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