Sunday, April 15, 2007

J.W. Morris Gewurztraminer 2005

Price: $3.99 @ Trader Joe's
Recommended by: duh, the price!
Comments: Four words. Bang For Your Buck! We're big Gewurz fans, and this is the least expensive one we have found. When we saw it at Trader Joe's we had to give it a shot. And, lo and behold, it's good! Not great, mark you, but what do you expect for the price? We find flavors of apricot and lime dominating the palate with a bit of spice that really came to the fore when we paired this wine with Indian food. It might be a bit too sweet for a Gewurz and tasted more like a Riesling (more spice, please!). We found this wine comparable to Covey Run and better than some of the $10+ Gewurz and Rieslings we've had. So when you're in the mood for a nice white and want to take a step up from 2-Buck-Chuck (without shelling out much more money), this is the wine to reach for.
Rating: 6.5/10

6 comments:

Jagdaddy said...

I'll look for that one. Unfortunately, we don't have Trader Joe's in Colorado.

Michael said...

your palate is very impressive. Where was it made?

Rob & Karie said...

Cahlifohniaaa (somewhat east of Okinawa)

msmaud said...

This is the best stuff! I buy a case of it each time I go to TJ's (that's once every couple of months!). I even wrote to Andrea Immer about it.

Anonymous said...

So far this is my favorite above most $10+ reislings and gewurztraminer's. A bit less sweet than a muscato but still yummy.

G.L. Pease said...

I bought a bottle of this to use in a peach gastrique I was putting together to dress a grilled pork loin. Of course, I tasted it first, and was shocked by the delicious fruit, tantalizing floral aromas, and surprisingly lingering finish. Off dry with a mouth pleasing body. What's not to like?

There is simply no better Gewürtztraminer for anywhere near the price. Not a sophisticated wine, but a delightful quaffer that can be enjoyed through the summer without breaking into the kid's piggy bank.

Highly recommended.