I think Traminette is one of those varieties that everyone who likes wine needs to try. It can incredibly floral, perfumey, fruity, or a combination of all of those characteristics! It can be dry or sweet, still or sparkling. Bottom line - it's beautiful!
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Vynecrest Vineyards and Winery was one of the first wineries to perfect the art of Pennsylvania Traminette. I invite you to pour a glass with me.
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2010 Traminette by Vynecrest
The D-2010 Scale
2010 Traminette by Vynecrest Vineyards & Winery (Pennsylvania)
Appearance (10 points possible): pale yellow color, clear - 10 points
Aroma/Bouquet (20 points possible): Fresh cut flowers, especially lavender, tropical with hints of guava and lychee. Dry hay and slight nuances of cinnamon and spice. Seductive and entising. - 20 points
Taste (10 points possible): Medium bodied white with a floral, spicy taste. Smooth and slightly astringent that contributes to the overall mouthfeel. Lingering finish with floral notes and a hint of sweetness. - 9 points
Balance (5 points possible): The acidity and sweetness are in balance with each other that make this wine feel whole. - 5 points
Finish (5 points possible): Finish lingers with strong notes of lavender-vanilla creme brulee. Very floral with that touch of sweetness and creamy mouthfeel. Well done. - 4 points
Packaging *Introduction to the D-2010 Scale*
Quality of Package (5 points possible): Rhine-shaped bottle, with a Nomacorc (synthetic) closure and golden capsule to match the golden logo on the label. Nice touch. - 5 points
Label Marketability (10 points possible): Traditional, clean wine label with the golden logo. It's very eye appealing. I especially enjoy the matching gold capsule. - 8 points
Other (5 points possible): There's no large extras on this bottle, but I know the golden trim on the letters and capsule an expensive component of this bottle. - 4 points
Total Points: 95 points
Overall Thought: I really enjoy Traminette, and I really enjoy this Traminette. I think it's worth it!
Food Pairings: Again, a perfect Thai wine! I'd also enjoy this with seafood and light chicken dishes. Light vegetarian meals and tofu-dishes would be perfect with this. Or, if you need a sipping wine, I think I found a selection for you.
Splurge Factor (out of 4): 1 - Once you sip on the seductive nature of this wine, I don't know how you can say no to this price!
Where to buy: Check out Vynecrest's website for retail information.