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CedarCreek Gewürztraminer

CedarCreek Gewürztraminer 2018

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaIt's no surprise to me that this Gewürztraminer is precise, expressive and well-made. The quality at this East Kelowna winery surges year upon year, and the prices for the estate range are more than reasonable. This heads in the exotic direction with a showy nose of rose and peaches, and a hint of lychee and Turkish delight. There is a honeyed sweetnesss to the aromas which helps prepare the palate for focused stonefruit and orange citrus flavours, and perfectly pitched sweetness. A swell of acidity on the finish keeps everything in balance, fresh and inviting, courtesy of the 2018 vintage which presented a cool, acid-boosting August. As is typical at CedarCreek, there is meticulous winegrowing and winemaking behind each wine. A portion of the grapes were foot-trodden to gently coax out Gewurztraminer's heady perfume, and winemaker Taylor Whelan opted for steel tanks for a cool, aroma-retaining ferment. Chill nicely and pair with a juicy pork chop, or a savoury Alastian quiche.Tasted: 13 March 2019Tasted by: Prices: BC 18.99 BCLS Producer: CedarCreek Estate WineryDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Grape: GewürztraminerCSPC: 240978UPC: 778913023057