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Wine Recommendation

Arrowleaf Cellars 2005 Gewurztraminer  (Okanagan Valley)

Arrowleaf Cellars

2005 Gewurztraminer
(Okanagan Valley)

The Alsace clone Gewürztraminer vines that were planted in the Arrowleaf vineyard in 1986 are now at the top of their form, producing a bold wine with a penetrating aroma of spiced orange peel. The palate is rich, with flavours of fruit peel and spiced green apples. Some of the boldness can be attributed to the wine’s 13.7% alcohol; but there is such concentrated fruit here that there is no heat in the finish. The wine is uncompromisingly dry on the finish, making it an excellent food wine. Release date: September 1, 2006. 88 points.

Reviewed July 5, 2006 by John Schreiner.

The Wine

Winery: Arrowleaf Cellars
Vintage: 2005
Wine: Gewurztraminer
Appellation: Okanagan Valley
Grape: Gewurztraminer
Price: 750ml $15.90

Review Date: 7/5/2006

The Reviewer

John Schreiner

John Schreiner has been covering the wines of British Columbia for the past 30 years and has written 10 books on the wines of Canada and BC. He has judged at major competitions and is currently a panel member for the Lieutenant Governor’s Awards of Excellence in Wine. Both as a judge and as a wine critic, he approaches each wine not to find fault, but to find excellence. That he now finds the latter more often than the former testifies to the dramatic improvement shown by BC winemaking in the past decade.