Lynskeys 2002 Wairau Peaks Vineyard Marlborough Gewurztraminer ($14.99)
Very pale brass color, almost clear as water. Delicious fresh grapefruit scent, clean and pure, with hints of tangerine and subtle but distinct pumpkin-pie spices. (Despite the name, which is German for "spice," a spicy character doesn't necessarily define Gewurztraminer. But this one's an exception that proves the rule.) Crisp and fresh, citric grapefruit flavors follow the nose, fruity but quite dry, with only a threshold hint of sweetness at most; snappy acidity and a pleasant hint of cleansing bitterness in the finish. US Importer: Wimbledon Wine Co., Napa, Calif. (Jun 12, 2003)

FOOD MATCH: A fine match with spaghetti alla carbonara (pasta tossed with eggs and, in this variation, smoky American-style bacon). It should go well with just about any style of pork or ham.



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