Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Firestone 2006 Gewurztraminer
After a long, hot day and a light sushi dinner my beau and I opened a bottle of 2006 Firestone Gewurztraminer. Light yellow with a green tinge and citrus blossoms and minerals on the nose, the delivery followed up nicely if a touch short on the tongue and in the finish. Definitely some tangerine and pineapple. Pretty dry (about 0.5% residual sugar), small mouth feel and some decent acid to make the mouth water. Not a bad example but one that is lacking a little something, maybe should have opened it up earlier. Would probably be enhanced if eaten with a spicy food like a Thai curry. Probably peaking now so if you have a bottle open it and enjoy it in the heat wave.