PRAXIS Russian River Valley Gewurztraminer

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PRAXIS Russian River Valley Gewurztraminer

Looking for a wonderful summer-sipper that will go with chicken, Asian, sweet BBQ… I’ve got a unique Gewurztraminer from Russian River valley that does this. Not the area you might think for Gewurztraminer.

Russian River valley makes Gewurztraminer wines off-dry with low residual sugar. This 2013 from Praxis, in Geyserville California, brought into Ohio by Bottle-2-Glass in Akron,

The color was a clear fresh Sauvignon-Blanc-looking light-lemon. I picked up amazing aromas of fresh fruit, clean and crisp with a lemon tone.

The flavors compared and were bright and fresh with the tastes duplicated in the aromas. They were a deeper lemon curd and hints of tropical papaya. I also felt that it revealed a yellow apple flavor with some spice. Couldn’t identify the spice, but I guessed slight hints if nutmeg. Someone tasting with me disagreed, so the spice identification is up for clarification.

The wine was wonderfully medium-bodied with rounded with nice full-mouth malalactic acid, taking down the acid-edge and creating a longer-lasting sweetness.

You can get this beauty for 14.99 retail, a steal as others online indicated between $25 and $35. Pair with cheese and fruit, or light Asian + sweet BBQ. This 2013 from Praxis, in Geyserville California, brought into Ohio by Bottle-2-Glass in Akron. If you’d like to obtain some of this product, talk to your local wine store and have them call me, or reach out to me directly and I’ll see where we can find a retailer for you.

Studying wine since the early 80's, I've become a Wine Studies Education level III solely though interest, and I occasionally represent an Italian importer, while working full-time as a financial national speaker. I'm always seeking a 'find' whether taste or value wine versions.

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