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Wine of the Week: Castello di Amorosa’s 2011 "Dry" Mendocino County Gewürztraminer


Posted on December 31


 

If you find yourself in the mood for a lively, spicy Gewürztraminer, reach for a bottle of Castello di Amorosa’s 2011 "Dry" Mendocino County Gewürz. I had the pleasure of sampling this vivacious wine recently while visiting the Calistoga winery – an astonishing and faithful recreation of a 13th-century Tuscan castle.

I was tantalized by the wine’s perfumey aromas of rose petals, citrus, cinnamon and lychee, and its complex, vibrant flavors included mango, honeysuckle and baked pear, with a zesty hint of cloves and cinnamon. This lovely Gewürztraminer would be excellent paired with spicy, full-flavored Asian cuisine, curries, sausages, and a range of cheeses.

 

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Make-A-Wish Foundation's 27th annual Wine and Food Fest

Make-A-Wish Foundation's 27th annual Wine and Food Fest

Images from the Make-A-Wish Foundation's 27th annual Wine and Food Fest Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the Sacramento Convention Center. Guests were treated to food and drink from nearly 100 local eateries and bars. Other vendors auctioned off wares and services ranging from hand-woven free trade baskets to modern art work and vintage photographs. Proceeds from the event went to the charity’s mission of arranging experiences for children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Published: Wednesday, April 29, 2015