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Firestone Gewurztraminer 2010

Gewurztraminer from Central Coast, California

Price: $12.99
Item No. 125847
  • WE90
Style: Light & Crisp

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2009
  • WE89

Winemaker's Notes

Gewürztraminer is among the most exciting and aromatic varieties on earth. This 2010 screams with bright aromatic notes of pink grapefruit, lychee, candied ginger, orange blossoms and rose. Firm, crisp, and full palate with flavors of red grapefruit, lemon and lime zest. is balanced and refreshing wine is the perfect accompaniment to grilled seafood or spicy foods.

Critical Acclaim

"A terrific Gewürz, and kudos for Firestone holding it back for nearly three years to let it mellow. It’s a bit soft compared to an Alsatian bottling, but rich and spicy, with flavors suggesting gingerbread cookies dipped into orange marmalade. The finish boasts honeyed tones that linger. Best Buy."
90 Points

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Rating:
(2/6/2014)
This wine smelled very grape-y and I thought it would taste as sweet as it smelled, but it did not. It also had an unappealing aftertaste. I won't be getting this wine again.
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Learn About Firestone

Firestone Vineyard specializes in expressive high-quality wines from estate and select vineyards in the Santa Ynez Valley and Paso Robles. Long considered a destination for visitors to Santa Barbara County's wine country, Firestone produces an array of Bordeaux-influenced wines in competitively-priced categories. Founded in 1972 by Leonard and Brooks Firestone, Firestone...

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Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Gewurztraminer

Gewurztraminer (Guh-WERTZ-trah-meen-ehr) Spice is Nice If you've ever smelled a lychee, you'll probably recognize a wine made from Gewurztraminer. Gewurz, the german term for spice, adequately describes the aromas and flavors that permeate wines made from the grape. Mostly grown in Alsace and Germany's Pfalz region, Gewurztraminer is not the easiest...

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