I had a bottle of Hugg 2005 Gewurztraminer tonight with my wife. It wasn't *bad*, but I had been led to expect bone-dry Gewurztraminers from Alsatian vintners, and this wine... well, it was not dry. Again, it's not the wine tasted *bad*, but it wasn't dry, and it didn't really go with the spicy stir-fry we had for dinner. As my wife put it, it'd be great by itself as an apertif -- but not with spicy food.
Any suggestions for a dry Gewurztraminer? I had one, once, and it was GREAT. But I can't seem to track down another to save my life!
Thanks in advance.
Inexpensive category my favorite is the Trimbach. Dry. Should be findable under $20.
Most of the best Gewuztraminers have at least a little residual sugar (even the "dry" Zind-Humbrechts are not perfectly dry). But they have enough acidity in them to work well with the slight sweetness and are often excellent food wines...
Cesconi Traminer Aromatico from the Trentino region of Italy. Wonderful aromatics and bone dry.
Chateau Thomas Winery makes a superb one! I'm drinking it now for the second time. They have a website and are based out of Indiana.