Wednesday, September 28, 2005

J.W. Morris Gewurztraminer 2003 (PB)

This conglomeration of scrounged California grapes has a nice light golden color with a typical Gewruz bouquet of peaches, apricots and pineapples and a hint of vanilla. In the mouth it is sweet, a little too much, but there’s enough acid to pull it off without it being cloying. Now here’s the gig—if you put a good solid chill on this wine, it is drinkable and nearly enjoyable even to schooled palate such as mine. It is not a great wine, and there’s maybe an off flavor or two but they are subtle, probably undetectable to the normal palate and for the $2.99 anything that is palatable has you ahead of the game.

This would be a good wine to pour for your guests who complain about those “nasty, dry, red wines” they just can’t handle and prefer the soda pop wines or the white Zins they are used to. What the heck—introduce them to a real wine grape! At this price, you can’t go wrong! Raise a glass!

1 comment:

msmaud said...

This is the best stuff. You are right about it appealing to the unschooled taste buds because I'm definitely in that category. It's not as sweet as a Riesling and I can't stand the dry, chalky taste of most reds, so it suits me perfectly. I'm just one of the hoi poloi (sp?) and this wine is for us!