Posted 6 years ago by Kurt Winegardner
A delicately subtle rosé from Italy. It sleepily drifts to your nose with strawberries, and other sweet ‘n tart fruits. It glides across the palate with sugared tangerine, peaches, and strawberry ice cream, though it isn’t a sweet wine. The creamy, almost vanilla tinted body carries with it spicy melon, dried apricots, easy-going citrus, finishing with a literally mouth-watering finish. Chiaretto Classico is a burst of soft strawberry candy on the first summer day by the pool.
Suggested Retail: $14.50
Gundlach Bundschu’s 2012 Gewurztraminer from California is a limited production delight that shines like golden sunlight through water. The fragrance strikes the nose full of honeydew melon flesh and white lilies. This Gewurztraminer is bursting with pear, immediate spice, kiwi, lime and buttery oak. There is citrus zest, that comes more to the nose than the palate, and the acidity is mouth watering, though it isn’t crisp enough to leave a metaphorical paper-cut on your tongue.
Gundlach Bundschu’s 2012 Gewurztramimer is a gymnast, flipping and cartwheeling over the palate, each handspring revealing a new layer of flavor and nuance to enjoy.
Suggested Retail: $21.00