$14, 4 stars, 89 points, california, gewurtzraminer, mendocino, Naked Wines
Pale lemon colored this aromatic varietal has a pretty intense nose. Aromas of pineapple, rose petals, white flowers, marshmallows and orange peel. The palate is dry with medium acidity and a boatload of flavors. I get exotic pineapple, orange pith, white flowers, rose water and that marshmallow note, which I have never encountered in wine. There is a touch of bitterness that I think contributed to the orange pith note that sits on the roof of my mouth. The acidity is very balanced with the level of fruit ripeness and this 13% ABV wine is medium to full bodied. It’s certainly delicious and the finish carries for a decent length. I love this varietal, hence the purchase. This one would pair beautifully with some Thai food of medium spice or even Indian fare. It’s rare to think of a wine harmoniously working with spicy foods but this one has the ripeness and acidity to go the distance. I would drink this sooner rather than later and chill it slightly for maximum enjoyment. 89 points for this $14 effort making it a 4 star wine in my books. Salut….