Open Riesling Gewürztraminer 2011
VQA, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Canada
Natalie's Score: 88/100
Community Score: 4.3/5 Community Reviews: 12
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Product #: 134965
Wine Type: White Wine
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Sweetness: Medium Dry
Bottle size: 750 ml
Agent: Constellation Brands Inc.
More Vintages: 2009 2007
Note: I publish batches of reviews that I call Good Values Wine Picks. These are from the regular section of the liquor store rather than the Vintages section, and tend to be lower priced and the most widely available of all wines. The last four reviews I did were: September 11, July 26, September 12 and March 7. Tasting note:
This is an incredible wine for the price point! Joyous notes of peach, peach and lychee. The gewurztraminer really comes through in this blend. Riesling Gewürztraminer food pairings: honey glazed BBQ chicken, Asian fusion, fresh salads, and a variety of soft, mild cheeses. This Riesling Gewürztraminer was reviewed by June 22, 2012 Natalie MacLean
Opinions about wine differ greatly as the experience is subjective. You may find it helpful to compare this critical evaluation of the wine with mine as well as your own:
Nina rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review: Pale yellow color with the watery rim. Bright, clear. On the nose summer rose aroma, citrus, pear with spice, white flowers. On the palate this wine is off dry. With aromas from nose of pear, tropical fruits. Very soft acidity. Nice fruity finish.
Corinna Horton rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review: A hint of sweetness, a nose full of flowers and a lychee undertone. The Open has the pear of riesling and the peach gewurztraminer in a bouncy little blend that makes a great opening point for the palate. A light, summer treat, this is a wine I might serve with a dish that features sweet and savory notes, or a gigantic green, garden salad. It says "fresh" but in a whisper and not a roar.
Allie Hughes rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review: An excellent value bottle, I am pleasantly surprised by how delicious this unexpected wine is! The nose is all lychee and floral, which is inviting and creates the anticipation of what is to come in the glass... and this baby delivers! The palate is refreshing with splashes of citrus, tropical notes, and is off-dry, balancing the bright acidity. I would definitely dive into a bottle of this wine again, and for the price, it will likely be a mainstay in my entertaining arsenal (wine rack).
Dan Trcka rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review: The 2011 Open Riesling Gewürztraminer is a medium bodied wine, with pleasant aromas of soft green apple and faint leechie on the nose and more of a green apple on the palate. It has a refreshing acidity, soft tannins and a medium to long, slightly sweet finish. Enjoy with light food or by itself on the beach. Excellent value for $12 at a rating of 88 pts. LCBO# 134965. Tasted July/12.
Lesley rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review: This is a perfect beach wine (can you tell I am dreaming of summer already) With it's screw cap and low alcohol level you can enjoy it in the sun without risking a bloated feeling. A beautiful floral nose, and scrumptious white peach on the palate makes it ideal as a starter wine but if you want a tasty pairing idea I enjoyed it immensely with a spinach salad with mixed berries and some walnuts.
Holly Bruns rated this wine as 85/100 with the following review: Heady aromas of white flowers, ginger, pear and banana chip meet a textured, round palate with a mildly bitter finish. Great for sipping.
Jason Solanki rated this wine as 85/100 with the following review: Screw cap. Tropical fruits and pear aromas from the glass. Light and fruity with tropical fruit and peach on the palate. Off-dry. Tasted July 2012.
sit. sip. savour. rated this wine as 84/100 with the following review: delicate peach, floral/rose aromas lead into rose/rose oil & tangerine on the palate. this mild sipper is somewhat sweet & inviting at only 11.5% ABV.
Dawn Montgomery reviewed this wine as follows: I like dry, I like sweet and I don’t usually like anything inbetween, but medium sweet Open Riesling-Gewürztraminer is the perfect lazy-hazy-days-of-summer drink. Fragrant and visually appealing, the bottle sports great labelling to complement the clear straw colour, whilst fresh Gewurztraminer fruit blends with Riesling balance and acidity for a very enjoyable experience. Delicious with sushi (I know ‘cos I’ve tried it), a Thai green curry, fresh fruit dessert or Pavlova…Crisp meringue paired with fruit, whipped cream and Open Riesling-Gewürztraminer is a marriage made in dessert-ville!
Susan Desjardins reviewed this wine as follows: Charming tropical, floral and spice notes are a great lead-in to the fruity, slightly sweet and spicy flavours of tropical fruit salad with a dash of fresh ginger and lime. Off dry, light-medium bodied, this is a crowd-pleasing summer sipper. Serve it with a cheese plate.
'Open up' to Open Riesling-Gewürztraminer and discover its intense aromas of rosewater and exotic spice with tropical fruit and peach flavours on the palate. Perfect when served chilled on its own or the ideal accompaniment with a fresh fruit dessert.
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Serve this wine between 55-60 degrees Farenheit or 12-16 degrees Celsius. Tip: If your bottle is at room temperature, put it in ice water for about 30 minutes or in the fridge for about three hours to chill it.