Wednesday, October 5, 2011

What's in My Glass Wednesdays! 2010 Traminette by Vynecrest

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!

Traminette Grapes
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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.

(Photo by author)

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.
Cost: $12
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.

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