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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Meyer Gewurztraminer
90POINTS
16½/20

Meyer Gewurztraminer 2018

Okanagan Falls, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaFinally a BC gewürztraminer that absolutely nails typicity and transmits vineyard site. It's a tricky grape to manage, with perilously low acidity, powerful aromatics, and a tendency to fatness. Not so this streamlined, perfumed gewürztraminer from winemaker Chris Carson, who is confident and minimalist, as witnessed by his refined, restrained, and graceful pinots and chardonnays. Lychee, rose petals, orange peel, and a hint of herbed sausage prepares the tastebuds for flavours of peach, vibrant citrus, and delicate botanicals. It is both broad in flavour, yet contoured in body and alcohol. Meyer's Okanagan Falls gewürztraminer vineyard is nicely mature, helping deliver such articulate fruit. Clever winemaking gives a little skin contact, and time in used French barrels, plus suppressed MLF, keeps acids as sharp as possible. The emollient texture will dovetail smoothly with porkchops or rich Thai green curry.Tasted: 15 September 2019Tasted by: Prices: BC 18.12 winery direct, vqa, private retail Producer: Meyer Family VineyardsDistributors: International Cellars Inc.
Grape: GewürztraminerCSPC: 182642UPC: 808755006281