Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Fetzer Gewurztraminer 2004 Valley Oaks (PB)

Today is a holiday for we New Englanders call Patriot’s Day. The sky is blue, the sun is warm (68°), I played golf today, had a great round shooting 6 pars and a birdie in my second round of the season. So the point of all that is, that with the mood I am in, I could drink a glass of chilled paint thinner and it would probably get a favorable review!

But objectivity prevails—sort of. I am partial to Gewurz anyway and Fetzer is always a reliable and very inexpensive ($7) treat. I even put my new desert wine glasses in the freezer to chill them and get a nice frost on the outside when the wine is poured. I’m on our porch with my girl friend of 34 years who happens to be my wife of 32 years (almost) and this wine is just exuding peaches and apricots in the bouquet with a fruity sweetness that thrills my palate. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Gewurztraminer tastes like Summer! The finish is lingering peach juice. In a minute I’ll be grilling Salmon and rib eye steaks for me and my girl; to sum it all up; I AM BLESSED! I shall raise another glass of something else for dinner. Read on and raise a glass!


Paul McGahee said...

The 2004 vintage of Fetzer Gurwurtztriminer is by far my favororite wine. Although inexpensive, the flavorful bouquet upon the palet is extrordanary. Not too dry, and not too sweet, this is a very pleasent wine.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Mac cannot spell -- I counted many misspelled words in his assessment of Fetzer G.

Anonymous said...

Who cares? We are talking about wines.

If it were politics it would be different.