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Date Printed: 8/20/2014
Columbia Winery Gewurztraminer 2003
Columbia Winery Gewurztraminer 2003
(search item no. 80082)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 8/20/2014: $9.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 85 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"This is a real success for the winery, made bracingly fresh and crisp despite its 3% residual suger. Bright flavors of pink grapefruit dominate the palae, filling out a pristine, crisp and deliciously fresh finish."
-Wine Enthusiast

Pale straw yellow color. Full aroma of all spice and ripe grapefruit with distinct note of lychee fruit. Medium-dry in the mouth, full flavored with clean fruit and natural acidity.

Tasting Note: A late vintage gave unusually long hang time for the grapes, intensifying fruit character and maintaning excellent acid balance.

Alcohol: 11.5%

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About Columbia Winery:

Columbia Winery was the first premium winery in Washington and the first in the state to produce vineyard-designate wines. Columbia Winery was founded in 1962 by ten friends, six of whom were University of Washington professors. Originally known as Associated Vintners, the group was united in the belief that vines could survive the harsh Washington winters and that fine wine could be made in Washington state.

Having worked alongside founding winemaker and Master of Wine, David Lake, Kerry Norton now oversees the Columbia Winery winemaking, handcrafting Riesling, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah sourced from the Columbia and Yakima Valleys.