Category: Gewurztraminer

  • Culmina Skin Contact Gewurztraminer No 008

    Despite the literal and slightly ludicrous name and number (not a bad thing I guess, Mutiny on the Bunny was, obviously, the Bugs Bunny take on Mutiny on the Bounty) an unusual and striking wine.  As per a few Culmina bottlings it comes with the glass stopper.  The first place I saw this was Alsace, […]

  • Intrigue Social, 2018

    A mostly Pinot Gris with a Jamie Oliver sized dab of Gewürztraminer, this is astonishingly good value.  In BC, the sparklers generally go, in this order, bats piss to Prosecco to Australian and European bubbles to OVERPRICED BC faux-champers then onto the real McCoy.  And here, in a lovely pocket to compete with Cava, is […]

  • Pfaffenheim Pfaff Gewürztraminer, 2014

    Gold the label proclaims.  And it is a golden pour, a lush and covertly leaden golden nectar.  There is more than a hint of rosewater, which is less cultivated garden and more Indian lassi.  The sweet, like an overripe lychee, is juicy but ever so slightly tips towards cloying, and gives it a headiness reminiscent […]

  • Tinhorn Creek Gewurztraminer, 2014

    Much loved. You may be hard pressed to find it. For us, sweet to the point of cloying without a lightness the varietal demands and without the balance the reviewers claim. Ever eaten a series of lychees then hit upon one overripe, sweet to the point of annoying, cloying? That is sort of this fragrant […]

  • Thornhaven Gewurztraminer, 2010

    This wine has won numerous plaudits including the BC Lieutenant Governor’s Award.  It hardly needs a thrift-minded anti-wine-snob to weigh in with adjectives.  It is good, very good for what it is, and deserves every ounce of praise.  It was spectacular with a pan fried fresh trout but equally good as an aperitif with some […]