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Radog 2007 Dry Gewurztraminer - Wine Review

Monterey, California

Our Selection for Wine of the Week June 6, 2011

A bottle of Radog 2007 Dry Gewürztraminer, our wine of the week

Radog Wines
2007 Dry Gewürztraminer

Monterey, CA

SIP Certified (Sustainability in Practice), Radog is dedicated to making small-batch wines by the most environmentally friendly methods possible. Owned by Dan Tudor of Tudor Wines, this second label is dedicated to his (obviously "rad" and rather discerning) dog. Founded in 2005, Radog produces Pinot Noir, Syrah, Gewürztraminer and Riesling from Monterey County as well as specific vineyards in other Central Coast growing regions. The 2007 Dry Gewürztraminer offers classic floral and spicy aromas, including chamomile, honeysuckle, citrus blossom and anise. Crisp, dry and lively, its flavors of stone fruit are layered with ginger, licorice and lemon with just a hint of minerality at the back of the palate. The wine lingers long with a delicious final impression of dried peach. Approachable but with good acidity, it is the sort of wine that will pair well with most any meal. Match its ripe summer fruit flavors with a plate of sliced apricots, white nectarines and soft goat's milk cheeses. Or go more classic and pair the wine with glazed ham. Made in a light, bright style, the wine would also work well with brunch fare including a bacon quiche, gingerbread pancakes or even huevos rancheros.

Rating: 14/20

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