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2006 Alder Fels Gewurztraminer**
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Sonoma, CA $13 Colorado Wine Co. 12/7/07
The wine has the typical fragrant varietal aromas of rose petal and lychee with a bit of citrus on the nose. The mouthfeel is crisp and ripe with mostly grapefruit and lemon flavors. Not as full-bodied as most wines of this type, but would make a lovely apperitif.

2006 Laugel Cuveé Michel Leon**
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Alsace, France $7 Trader Joe's 4/8/08
With classic rose petal and lychee aromas this elegant white has good varietal character and lovely complexity. Grapefruit, peach and citrus flavors give it a ripe texture but the right amount of acidity keeps it refreshing and tempers the sweetness. The finish is long and balanced with true varietal character. Not as full-bodied and complex as many from this region, but quite good for the price. TJ's delivers a winner.

2006 Palmina Traminer, Alisos Vineyard**
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Santa Barbara, CA $24 The Winery 11/24/08
A water-white, lemon-green colored wine with bright aromatics of green apples, lychee and ‘®«oral notes of citrus blossom and herbs. The palate is light-bodied, well-structured and intense with flavors of lychee, pear, lime and apple with a crisp acidity and hints of ‘®«inty minerality on the refreshing ‘®Ňnish. Not quite enough depth of flavor to be great, but a nicely made wine nonetheless.

2005 Hugel et Fils Gewurztraminer***
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Alsace, France $23 Wine.com 9/10/07
Bright, lemon-colored, medium-bodied wine with strong aromatics of mango, citrus, spice and flowers. The palate is full of ripe, tropical flavors with crisp acidity that balances the fruit and gives it a lovely, long finish.

2005 Zind-Humbrecht Heimbourg Gewurztraminer***
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Alsace, France $54 The Wine House 3/10/08
A pale, bright gold, the pronounced nose if filled with floral aromas, exotic spice, hints of lychee and stone fruits.¨›Although Heimbourg is finished with noticeable sweetness and 15% alcohol, it tastes and finishes dry, with a supple fruitiness filled with spice, peach, apricot and a touch of botrytis. Full-bodied yet elegant, a lovely example of this varietal. A bit on the pricey side, however, its' rarity and quality almost make it worth it.

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**** Outstanding | *** Delicious | ** Enjoyable | * Drinkable
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