Foris Estate Grown Rogue Valley Oregon 2009 Gewürztraminer, $16.19- $17.99, 90 points, was bought at Bella Vino (Now Closed).
Nearly crystal clear in color, with just a touch of lemon/lime hues.
Not nearly as aromatic as I had expected, but the sweet melon and citrus were quite nice, though some vegetal note was present.
The light body carried good acidity, was quite dry, and the bounty of nuanced flavors were satisfying.
Finished nicely with a blend of sweet melon and tart citrus.
Was an excellent accompaniment to our Chinese cuisine.
Want something different? Want a rich, not sweet, but strong enough wine that will not detract from Asian cuisine, but is subtle without being overwhelmeing? Want an impressive table presence to make 'picture perfect' your table setting? I'd try this one anytime. Not as a stand alone so much, not an aperitif kind of wine, but as an excellent white wine that competes most domestic Rieslings; in my humble opinion, this one does just fine.
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