2010 Found Object Gewurztraminer

This one comes courtesy Castoro Cellars who have long been providing quality wines to the Trader Joes’s shelves but always been short on sharing information from whence they came. That said if I thought the Hungry Hollow Gewurztraminer was a deal at $10 this one is certainly worthy of your consideration at half the price. Expect to see this near the top of my next Trader Joe’s Wines Top 10 Wine List (which I intend to publish this Thursday)…

Price: $4.99 @ Trader Joe’s

What They Said:

2010 Found Object GewurztraminerPer the bottle “Context, it can change everything. Consider, for a moment, a wine among a crowd – yet not if the crowd. What could be taken for granted (grape juice) becomes special when repurposed into something thought provoking.

Consider this Gewürztraminer worthy of your consideration”

What I Think:

(13.3%) Almost clear straw in color, big forward, fruity nose. Peaches, lychee, a bit sweet on the backbone making it off dry with a floral, white pepper spiced finish. Simple, clean and straightforward. No flaws to report and varietally correct to boot. This is certainly a wine I want to have around my house. If you are a fan of Gewurzt this one is worth stocking up on. If not certainly consider giving it a try.

Wine Geek Notes: Surprisingly $2 less than the Viognier (yet to try) from the same label.

Rating: Buy It

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4 thoughts on “2010 Found Object Gewurztraminer

  1. Whoa! This gewurtz was a big flavor disappointment. The wine in my bottle could have been an outlier, but I don’t think so. Beautiful nose. If only it had tasted as good as it smelled.

  2. Just tried a bottle of the 2010 Found Object Syrah, with friends trying the Petit Verdot and Carmenere at their houses tonight. The Syrah was highly drinkable for my wife and I – pleasant nose, balanced acidity and med-light tannins that are thankfully present and guard against a straight fruit-only / flabby red. Ripe cherry and raspberry, with a great syrah earthiness both on the nose and palate. Lingered longer than I expected on the finish. According to the bottle it’s from Vinedos Errazuriz in Santiago, which if my memory is functioning is the same folks that bring us the Panilonco line (also from the Colchagua Valley). My initial take is that it’s a solid wine for $7.99 – perfect with my mom’s marinated flank steak on the bbq, or (for NW weather currently) roasted squash and a garlickly pork loin.

  3. Yup, didn’t like the Gewurz and I’m usually a fan of the varietal.
    In fact, the open bottle is in my fridge awaiting my taking it back to the store, something I rarely do at work.
    I’ll try to get to the new flyer wines in the next week and I’ll update y’all.
    BTW, a new TJ’s Reserve International wine is now available in NCA from Chile’s Colchagua Valley: 60% Cabernet Franc, 40% Petite Verdot: $9.99.
    Corporate tasting notes make it sounds interesting enough to put on the shelf.

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