Fetzer Gewürtztraminer 2013

Awhile back I had the 2011 Fetzer Shaly Loam Gewürtztraminer, so I wanted to compare the experiences.  But upon closer inspection, I realized this one is from Monterey County not the broader California appellation.  Even so, I decided to taste and see how the two vintages compare.  Notes from my first Fetzer Gewürtztraminer can be found by clicking here.

Winemaker:  Fetzer
Varietal:  Gewürtztraminer
Vintage:  2013
Appellation:  Monterey County, CA
Price:  $12.49

Notes:  This selection was a golden yellow in the glass with a bouquet of peach and warm spices.  It’s a medium-bodied wine with good acidity.  The flavors for me were sweet – almost syrupy – peach with spice, a touch of grass, and a tart citrusy finish.  Alcohol was at 12%.  I think this would serve well as an accompaniment to a light cake or as a sweet sip at a warm-weather outdoor reception.

So how do they compare?  Well, in my opinion this selection seems a bit more in the typical varietal style – medium-bodied and a tad sweeter to the taste buds – than the 2011.  Even so, both were perfectly fine wines.

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