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Francis Tannahill Gewurztraminer Dragonfly 750ml 2008
Sku: 1845218
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Country: United States
Region: Washington
Grape Varietal: Gewurztraminer
Type: Still wine
Reg. $23.29
On Sale $19.69
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Wine Spectator 91 points - Tastes dry, but the flavor profile brims with honey and spice around a soft core of pear and grapefruit, lingering easily. Drink now through 2015. 317 cases made.-HS  (Oct 15 2011)

Wine Advocate 91 points - Francis and Tannahill?s 2008 Gewurztraminer Dragonfly represents the latest release of distinctively delicious eight year collaboration with vines that just turned 50 year old and which Tannahill and Francis had to nurse back to good but still very low-yielding health. (For more about this recently renamed vineyard, consult my detailed account of Analemma in the present report). ?For me,? notes Tannahill, ?the Dragonfly Gewurztraminer is always really tight and aromatically fairly neutral soon after it?s bottled, and takes a while to express itself.? Classic scents of lychee, yellow rose, and pea tendril along with candied lime and orange peels segue into a creamy, glycerin-rich and expansive palate whose inner-mouth perfume is perfectly complemented by a wafting sense of buoyancy that totally belies the wine?s 14% alcohol. A lingering finish soothes while stimulating keen interest in the next sip. This fine rendition reflecting an American vineyard treasure happens also to represent outstanding value. (Aug 2012)

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Francis Tannahill was founded in 2001 by Cheryl Francis and Sam Tannahill to make wines that balance power and concentration with integrity and elegance. Select growers, vineyards and blocks are chosen and carefully tended to purely express unique terroirs using old fashioned techniques and impeccable winemaking.

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