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2013 Navarro Vineyards White Blends or Varietals "Edelzwicker"

Winery: Navarro Vineyards

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Edelzwicker"

Wine Category: White Blends or Varietals

Grape blend: 47% Pinot Gris, 27% Gewurztraminer, 25% Riesling & 1% Muscat

Region: Anderson Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $16

Cases produced: 1,562

KWG Score: 88 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: January 23, 2015

Wine Review: This almost clear colored Edelzwicker is a very nice value wine. It opens up with a pleasant mild pineapple and lychee like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is mildly sweet, slightly acidic and mouthwatering. The flavor profile is a tasty ripe pineapple with notes of minerality, lychee and orange. The finish is semi-sweet and its ripe flavors linger nicely. This wine would pair well with orange Chinese chicken. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Navarro's Edelzwicker is a perfect foil for spicy foods, and despite its tongue-tickling name, it continues to be a favorite in many restaurants featuring Navarro wines. This is summer vacation in a glass: spiced peach, mango, pineapple and Meyer lemon from a blend of 47% Pinot Gris, 27% Gewürz, 25% Riesling and 1% Muscat. The bargain price and a hint of residual sugar make it perfect to sip both before and during supper.

Organic status: not organic

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Part 2 - The holiday season is a time for decadent desserts and dessert wine. Mirror flavors – pair pumpkin pie with late harvest Gewurztraminer.

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