Wild Goose Vineyards 2008 Gewurztraminer - 89pts
Availability: Direct from winery. Private wine shops
Price: $19.99 (winery gate), $21.99 (Liberty Wines)
Date Tasted: January 31st, 2010
Tasting Notes: Another excellent Gewurztraminer from BC's Okanagan Valley that offers intense aromas and flavours with yummy spice and everything nice.
Sweet apricot, mandarin, granny-smith apples and vanilla aromas dominate the nose while slate mineral notes add a sense of place and maturity to the bouquet. The flavours, mostly, mirror the aroma notes and introduce a crisp acidity which balances nicely with the off-dry palate.
This isn't a wine to buy and hold but rather one to enjoy over the next two years (2010-2012). Pair it with a butter-lettuce salad with dried fruits, goats cheese and a mildly-tangy dressing or sip it solo, it can hold its own.
- Liam Carrier