Monday, November 10, 2014

Give the Gift of White Rose

I bet you though I was talking about the flower.  Nope I am talking about the 2013 White Rose 75% Traminette 25% Gewurztraminer blend from Whitecliff Vineyards & Winery in Gardiner, New York.

This wine is father and son in a bottle.  Traminette is a Gewurztraminer hybrid.  It's a cross of the French American hybrid Joannes Seyvve 23.416 and the German Gewurztraminer.  Whitecliff named this wine after the climbing route in the Shawangunk Mountains that you can see from their property.

The wine had a beautiful nose with aromas of melon, citrus, hints of lychee and rose petals.  You could also smell the minerality of  the wine.  

One sip and you detect a hint of sweetness with flavors of honeydew melon, a touch of lemon and other citrus fruits along with its minerality.  The wine is well balanced with bright acidity.

Priced at $19.95, this wine will look and taste very well with your upcoming Thanksgiving dinner. 

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