Saturday, September 12, 2009

Why Wine: Joeshico Wine Review; Fox Run Gewurztraminer 2007

One of the problems with bringing home lots of wine from a Finger Lakes wine tour is deciding which ones to try first. Shirley helps make that decision easier by planning some meals ahead of time or by just giving me a warning of what's on the menu for the night. Sometimes though, it can be challenging choosing the right wine for the meal. Tonight for instance she was preparing baked chicken fingers in a spicey honey mustard sauce. Definitely going to be a white wine, but I had at least five to chose from. I don't always make the right choice, but tonight I think I made a perfect choice. Although my first inclination was for any of a fabulous array of Finger Lakes rieslings, I uncorked a Fox Run Vinyards '07 Gewurztraminer. (one of my new favorites)

The Fox Run Vineyards has 55 acres of vineyards producing a remarkable range of fine wines and is situated high on Torrey Ridge over looking one of the deepest parts of Seneca Lake.
Owner Scott Osborn is a strong advocate of the place of wine in a healthy life-style, and he appreciates the health benefits of garlic as well. On a culinary level, as the Fox Run Garlic Festival demonstrates, the pairing of good wine and well-prepared flavorful garlic is nothing short of sublime.

Lots of mango, kiwi, passion fruit and some floral aromas on the nose.
Thickness is a new descriptor I recently learned. I began to understand that descriptor with another Finger Lakes Gewurzt. It's a very nice almost elegant feel in the mouth, like a very light syrup and very velvety.
The finish was dry with a touch of sweetness and, with the honey mustard fingers, just perfect.
The price is in line with most all of the other Gewurztraminer's I found on the Lakes. So at $20...

Take it from an amateur wine lover...Great Buy!


The Wine Whore said...

You got some great juice on your trip! I am so jealous that you have so many great wineries so close to home. I know what I am doing the next time I am in New York. :)


Shelly said...

I just tried one of these (crane lake) gewurztraminers last night. A little sweet for my taste but I knew my neighbor would love it so I called her over for a glass. You are totally right about the syrupy feel and taste. Great review.