Fujishin Family Cellars 2014 Gewürztraminer, Snake River Valley, $16

By on January 29, 2016

fujishin-family-cellars-gewürztraminer-2014-bottleFew folks in Idaho choose to work with Gewürztraminer, but Martin Fujishin does in a deliciously dry fashion using fruit from Skyline Vineyard — the bread basket for the Snake River Valley wine industry. Attractive aromas of dusty pear, pink grapefruit and clove gather up flavors of Asian pear and cantaloupe. There’s solid acidity, particularly for a variety that can present itself as flabby, and the complete fermentation in stainless steel makes for a fruity finish that’s far from sweet. Enjoy with turkey, chicken or Asian-spiced pork loin. These wines are available through the website, in limited distribution throughout the Treasure Valley and at the tasting room in the Sunnyslope Wine District.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 81 cases

Alcohol: 13.9%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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