Wine Wisdom

Ohio native makes elegant gewürztraminer

By
Enlarge Image
Roger Gentile

Mansfield’s own Karen Culler has hit the big time in California wine country with her Culler and Casaeda wines.

In fact, hers is in that small subset of wineries that just cannot make enough wine to satisfy demand, which is why I was so happy to see her 2011 Casaeda Gewurztraminer from Mendocino made it to her home state.

This is a good wine that deserves any foodie’s attention. Frankly, most wines of this style have a lychee aroma, are quite perfumed and aromatically striking.

Culler has made a more elegant example with aromas of melon, spice and guava, snappy acidity and a really long finish.

If you eat Asian dishes, Indian foods and most fish preparations – or consider yourself a foodie in general – this is a most desirable wine.

It sells for $15 a bottle and can be sourced by your wine place from Vanguard Wines in Columbus.

Roger Gentile is the owner of Gentile’s, the Wine Sellers – www.gentiles.com – and the author of two books on wine.

Comments