* Review sample provided by the winery
Galen Glen Winery 2016 "Stone Cellar" Gewurztraminer
Galen Glen has built a bit of a reputation in the east mostly on the back of its gruner veltliners and, to a lesser extent, its rieslings -- but don't overlook this beautifully balanced gewurztraminer.
Lime and honeydew melon fruit aromas are layered with distinct lychee and ginger root on a taut but expressive nose. Focused and lithe (even at 13.5% abv), the palate shows similar qualities, but the addition of some dried pineapple brings another dimension. A laser beam of acidity running right up the middle brings great focus and lengthens a dry, lightly spiced finish.