Catherine Bugue

Catherine Bugue

Dutton Goldfield 2018 Dutton Ranch Gewürztraminer Russian River ($30)

If you’ve shied away from Gewürztraminer to avoid fat-bodied, overly perfum-y versions, this wine could have you singing the grape’s praises. It is dry and refreshing with just the right undercurrent of honeysuckle to its citrus-kiwi-mango fruits.

Throw a dinner party, pour this wine blind with a spicy Ahi poke appetizer, and I bet half the guests will think it’s sauvignon blanc or some other grape variety.

A delicious show of the style diversity of Gewürz.

Catherine Bugue is the Star’s tasting panel writer. Her weekly pursuit of a good glass of wine provides a nice supply of choices for the Wine of the Week column. If you’d like to submit a Napa Valley wine for this column, please send it to the Napa Valley Wine Academy, 2501 Oak St., Napa, CA 94559. There’s no guarantee your wine will be chosen.

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