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Wine Recommendation

Bargetto Winery 2006 Gewurztraminer, Viento Vineyard (Monterey County)

Bargetto Winery

2006 Gewurztraminer, Viento Vineyard
(Monterey County)

Amazingly pure to form and beautiful, this wine has an almost ideal Gewurztraminer nose. No surprise though, as this vineyard yields perfectly focused fruit and Bargetto Winery winemaker Michael Sones turns it into the most ethereal and varietally correct example of this robust and expressive white wine. The amazing spice overwhelms the nose with coriander, ginger and apricots.

On the palate, the flavors are all white peaches and nectarines, with some nice apricots coming on at the finish, which, by the way, goes on forever. Rarely have I had a Gewurz from other than Anderson Valley that made such a great impression overall. And the price is more than right.

This would be one of my top recs for an Asian chicken salad redolent with ginger, sesame oil, cilantro and toasted almonds.

Reviewed October 4, 2007 by Laura Ness.


Other Awards & Accolades

Gold Medal -- Amenti Del Vino International Wine Competition
Silver Medal -- Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition
Silver Medal -- Orange County Fair Wine Competition
Silver Medal -- Lone Star International Wine Competition
Silver Medal -- Santa Cruz Mountains Wine Competition

The Wine

Winery: Bargetto Winery
Vineyard: Viento Vineyard
Vintage: 2006
Wine: Gewurztraminer
Appellation: Monterey County
Grape: Gewurztraminer
Price: 750ml $14.00

Review Date: 10/4/2007

The Reviewer

Laura Ness

A wine writer and wine judge for major publications and competitions around the country, Laura Ness likens wine to the experience of music. She is always looking for that ubiquitous marriage of rhythm, melody, and flawless execution. What is good music? You know it when you get lost in it. What is good wine? It is music in your mouth.