Review: 2012 Danza del Sol Gewürztraminer

Gervertminer. Guhvetzmeener. Guvoortztrameener. Ahhh, always so hard to pronounce, but the last transliteration is the way to go.

Anyhow, this German grape makes for some sweet, fruity wine and this Temecula Valley version is no different.

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The 2012 Danza del Sol Gewürztraminer is a bit creamy, with hints of melon. It leaves a tingly feeling on your tongue, not quite like sparkling water, but there’s some spritiness there.

I visited this winery with my cousin for her bachelorette outing. It looked like a traditional Temecula winery, all fake Tuscany, but the wine was mostly OK and you get a free glass with your tasting, plus it’s waiver when you buy a bottle, a pretty typical offering in Temecula. However, I think for $26, this Gewürztraminer is overpriced.

Nuts & Bolts:

  • Winery: Danza del Sol
  • Type: Gewürztraminer
  • Origin: Temecula
  • Vintage: 2012
  • Price: $26
  • Alcohol content: 12.5%
  • When to drink: On a drunken winery tour. Finish this bottle at the winery. If you take it home to drink the luster may wear off and you’ll be scratching your head as to why you spent $26 on wine.