Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Jonathan Edwards Gewurztraminer 2013 (CT)

For anyone who has read my blog before, especially about the Connecticut wines, then you know I love Jonathan Edwards Winery. Firstly, it's an absolutely beautiful winery. Gorgeous. An old New England styed bar and grounds, with a large, perfect vineyard! Jonathan Edwards makes wines on both coasts - east and west.

But more importantly his Stonington, Connecticut estate fruit is simply fantastic! He makes a lovely estate Chardonnay and a lovely Connecticut estate Pinot Gris. But we are gathered here today to talk about the Jonathan Edwards Gewurztraminer 2013.

Firstly it has the full, rich tropical fruit nose fans of Gewurztraminer have come to expect. And the east coast is a good home for Gewurztraminer. This wine has mango, star fruit, lychee, and passion-fruit in a huge burst out of the glass! This smells like it's going to taste like a Lifesaver candy, but do not be fooled. This is a very serious wine. A lovely, light and zesty acidity buys up apricot and nectarine, with hints of honey and finishes with green apple going to grapefruit. Absolutely magical!

Of course it begs two questions. Firstly, they run out of this wine every year at Jonathan Edwards, which of course brings to mind - why don't they plant more of it? Secondly, why aren't more people in Connecticut and the east coast planting more of it?

An absolutely mesmerizing wine from one of Connecticut's flagship wineries.