Sunday, May 12, 2013

Keuka Spring Pre-Emption Vineyard Gewürztraminer 2012

First night home after our "Keuka In Bloom" wine tour I got to choose one of my wines for dinner.  Shirley cooked up one of my favorites, tuna casserole and I uncorked a Keuka Spring Pre-Emption Vineyard Gewürztraminer 2012 ($22).  I chose this wine because of the many amazing wines I tasted at Keuka Spring, this was one that I came away totally infatuated with and just couldn't wait to open.


For over 25 years, Keuka Spring Vineyards has been consistently recognized for excellence.  Their friendly and knowledgeable staff looks forward to guiding you through a tasting of their award-winning wines. Their wine list includes wines for every taste, handcrafted from vineyard to bottle. They have one of the best selections of red and white wines in the Finger Lakes. Located on the East side of Keuka Lake, they offer one of the most fantastic scenic views of Keuka Lake from the outdoor patio and deck.

Aromas were all melon with honeysuckle and hints of peach and lychee. In the mouth the aromas came alive with a little mineral and grapefruit added.  A medium to long finish with bits of honey and melon paired nicely with the more mild flavor of the casserole.  This wine will also pair very well with spicy asian dishes, pork, ham, chicken and shellfish. Very versatile, a pleasant summer wine, but a little pricey.  Highly Recommended
photo credit: Finger Lakes Times

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