2010 Watermill Gewurztraminer – Review

By Duane Pemberton
Winery website: http://www.watermillwinery.com/

With the fall fast-approaching, I know many people do turn to Gewurztraminer because of its ability to blend-in well when you have a bounty of food at the table such as on Thanksgiving. This little gem from Watermill is easily one of the best new-world Gewurztraminer’s I’ve had.

Technical Data:

  • Varietals: 100% Gewurztraminer
  • Vineyards: Frenchman Hills
  • Alcohol %: 13.3
  • Production: 150 cases
  • Bottle Size: 750
  • Release Date: June, 2011
  • Region: Columbia Valley
  • Price: $16

Nose: White peach skin, pear, golden delicious apples and river rock.

Taste: This is the most interesting Gewurztraminer I’ve ever had from Washington fruit – it’s bone dry and could easily be blind-tasted for an Alsace version. Good acids and minerality for days that combine with enough fruit to make it a stellar glass of vino.

W.E.P. Rating:  120%