Almost clear with just a tinge of yellow. Clean melon and tropical with nary a breath of petrol. A bit of alcohol though, and banana. Round and nutty, almond flour and marzipan.
One of the more closed-in offerings of this bottling I have tried–and I have been a fan for DECADES. Nobody does Gewurztraminer in the new world like Navarro. A few come close, but the Dry Gewurtz from Navarro is hands down the benchmark.
In the mouth, crisp and clean. Less viscous than past offerings and far more Riesling-ey. Honestly, blind? I’m not sure I would immediately peg this thing for Gewurtz. There’s very little Gewurtz about it. Crisp and dry and beautiful and clean with wonderful melon fruit and a lovely little burn in the finish. I need some heavy tropical, some petrol, some lush vibrancy so intense it can be mistaken for sweetness. This just doesn’t have it.
2012 NAVARRO VINEYARDS Gewurztraminer Mendocino County 13.8