Gewürztraminer is one of those grapes that is either looked upon fondly or people have an aversion to. Often times it’s because it’s produced in a way that is syrupy and one-dimensional. What you need is a winemaker in whose capable hands is able to create a bone-dry version but maintains all the floral characteristics and acidity. Additionally, you need quality fruit from vineyards capable of growing this grape correctly. Gun Bun does both of these very well. From two different vine blocks planted in 1969 and 2008, this gewürztraminer offers light lemon-lime quality, guava nectar, plum and white peach, rose petal, honeysuckle and a wildflowers. Tank fermented with 10% barrel fermentation adds a little viscosity. This is one of the best U.S. versions of dry gewürztraminer there is.
PRICE: $25 (750 ml)
SCORE: 90 POINTS