Quails' Gate Estate Winery 2011 Gewurztraminer - 88pts

Quails' Gate Estate Winery 2011 Gewurztraminer (West Kelowna) Okanagan Valley - BC

Availability: Direct from winery here and VQA stores
Cost: $16.99
Alcohol: 13%
Production: 4627 cases
Date Tasted: March 21st, 2012

Tasting Notes: Quails' Gate makes a delightful Gewurztraminer every year, loaded with ripe honey dew, lychee fruit and sweet orange blossom aromas with light mineral and spicy notes.

The palate is oily, chewy and off-dry, typical for the Alsatian variety. What makes the 2011 memorable is the rich fruit flavours are balanced with a higher level of acidity from the cooler, late harvest vintage. Enjoy this wine in its youth. The lingering citrus and spice flavours with pair nicely with a tangy spinach salad with walnuts, beets and goat's cheese. Drink 2012-2014.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2012 IconWines.ca

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