2005 Fairwinds Gewürztraminer Yakima Valley
The 2005 Fairwinds Gewürztraminer Yakima Valley was a wine I purchased about 3 years ago during a weekend trip to Port Townsend, Washington. I don’t recall the details about this winery except that it was in the middle of nowhere. I do remember that I liked this wine and specifically bought it for the friends we had over last night because it was off-dry. A previously opened bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon from this same winery ended up in the wine reduction I made but that’s another story.
This wine was a pale straw color and was infused with honey, apricot, spice and delicate rose aromas. The taste was slightly sweet with a lively nectar of white fruits and subtle lychee. The acidity was a nice balance to the sweet fruit and 12.5% alcohol made for a very easy drinking wine with appetizers of mixed olives, fresh baked bread and four types of hummus. It paired especially well with the spicy hummus.
I don’t remember exactly how much I paid, but I recall that it was under $15.