Quail’s Gate Gewurztraminer — my brother and his girlfriend brought some of this back from BC for my parents, and we drank a bottle with dinner on Friday.
I tend to be much more of a red drinker, but really, my taste leans towards big reds (mmm… Aussie Shiraz…), which really isn’t something you want to be sucking back when the mercury inches towards 30C.
Lately I’ve been drinking Cave Spring Reisling a fair bit, which is a white I’ve always liked (very cold) in the summer. And the Gewurztraminer (try typing that ten times fast) was really quite nice. I’m sure the degree to which Mom chilled it would give any wine snob the vapours, but who cares, it worked. Crisp, well-rounded flavours, and not too sweet. And it went very well with all the strawberries we gorged on this weekend. Mmm… local…
Of course, in typical competitive style, a search for the Quail’s Gate on the LCBO website yields no results (BC and California might as well not exist as far as the LCBO is concerned, and it’s presumably the same in those regions for Niagara wines, for the most part…)