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Screen Shot 2014-08-24 at 2.34.36 PMThe grape vine Traminette is a European-American Hybrid invented to be much like Gewurztraminer and in Virginia a lot of times it is made into a dessert style wine. The 2013 Delaplane Cellars Traminette is instead a completely dry version of this grape. This is my first chance to try this grape as a dry wine.

When people do this sometimes it can really turn bad. I once had a white bottle of wine that was by a grape that is normally a dessert wine and it was cloudy and heavy. I put a bottle stopper on it in my wine fridge and it shot it off and ruined my wine fridge’s control panel.

There are no tasting notes on the Delaplane Cellars website and I think it is because of their popularity and view from the tasting room, they sell out quickly. Needless to say this will be a short review to say the least. I can tell you this did come in the last pack of their wine club shipment.

so how was the wine?

Color – Bright golden yellow.

Nose – This is probably one of the most amazing white wines I have ever stuck my nose in. It is floral and lemongrass.

Taste – More floral notes with honey suckle.

Finish – Medium for a white so it does linger a little but it has a very rounded mouth feel with medium acid.

Overall, this is a very different white wine. It is not like Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio. This is it’s own unique flavor. I really cannot compare it to anything else. I really enjoyed it and this is my second time having it.

Rating: A-

~Justin