Traverse City Wine & Art Festival Tasting Notes and Pairings

Brengman Brothers 2011 Gewurztraminer, Gary’s Reserve Crain Hill Vyds

Leelanau Peninsula. Bright, clear, pale beige in glass. Forward youthful, yeasty nose of fresh roses and lychee. Palate has balanced acidity and flavors of rose water with green pear and golden apple and a lilting touch of sweetness. This is a wine to pair with very rich triple crème cheeses with a degree of strong, ripe flavor. It would also be lovely with cous-cous made with dried apricots and almonds and poultry such as roasted turkey.      

Bowers Harbor 2011 Riesling, Smokey Hollow

Old Mission Peninsula. Attractive bright appearance with light greenish glints. Expressive nose of green apple and hints of yellow stone fruit and citrus. Fresh flavors of mild apple, multiple stone fruits and a gentle sweet nip, finishing with long, chalky minerality. Would love to serve with cheese quesadillas and salsa Verde or coconut milk sauced Thai food with a measured bit of sweetness and heat.

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