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Oregon Advent: Day 9
Brandborg Oregon Gewurztraminer Umpqua Valley 2012

by Nannette Eaton on December 10, 2014

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”  ― Albert Camus

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The Brandborg Gewürztraminer is like drinking the end of summer, the heady scent of roses, the dusky sweetness of apricots with a hint of lemons. Wine Folly opines gewürztraminer is like the grown-up version of moscato. We agree, this is sweet, but not cloying, with the perfect amount of acidity. If you enjoy sweet wines, this is for you, but if you’re like us, who generally eschew sweet beverages, give this a shot, we are transfixed by the Brandborg’s deliciousness.

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The perfect pairing for the Brandborg Oregon Gewurztraminer Umpqua Valley is something spicy or with a hint of sweetness. Spicy Asian cuisine is a great match for gewürztraminer. We went the sweet route with a Chicken Tagine with Almonds, Apricots and Olives, with the apricots complementing the apricot notes in the wine. The music match is “Golden Slumbers” from k.d. lang from the album Recollection.

The details: 12.6% alcohol. Residual sugar: 1.8%. Screw-cap closure. Appellation: Umpqua Valley. Varietal: gewürztraminer. Retail: $18 USD. This was an editorial sample provided for the Oregon Advent project.

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Photo credit: EatonAlive ©2014

Styling: Riedel Vinum XL Malbec wine glass.

Oregon Advent Posts:
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How to Create Your Own Wine Advent Calendar
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Oregon Advent: Day 2:  Fossil & Fawn Pinot Gris 2013
Oregon Advent: Day 3:  Willamette Valley Vineyards Bernau Block Pinot Noir 2012
Oregon Advent: Day 4:  Kramer Vineyards Celebrate! Müeller-Thurgau Sparkling 2013
Oregon Advent: Day 5:  Repeal Day Special Edition: Volstead Vodka
Oregon Advent: Day 6:  Siduri Chehalem Mountains Pinot Noir 2012
Oregon Advent: Day 7:  Elk Cove Vineyards Willamette Valley Pinot Gris 2013
Oregon Advent: Day 8:  Cornerstone Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2011
Oregon Advent: Day 9:  Brandborg Oregon Gewurztraminer Umpqua Valley 2012
Oregon Advent: Day 10: Lange Estate Three Hills Cuvée Chardonnay 2013
Oregon Advent: Day 11: Adelsheim Vineyards Elizabeth’s Reserve Pinot Noir 2011
Oregon Advent: Day 12: Domaine Drouhin Oregon Dundee Hills Pinot Noir 2011
Oregon Advent: Day 13:  Argyle Vintage Brut 2011
Oregon Advent: Day 14: Lumos Pinot Noir Temperance Hill 2012
Oregon Advent: Day 15: Cowhorn Spiral 36 2013
Oregon Advent: Day 16: Mouton Noir Oregogne 2012
Oregon Advent: Day 17: Remy Wines Lagrein 2011
Oregon Advent: Day 18: Union Wine Co. Underwood Pinot in a Can