Want to try something different and interesting for Thanksgiving? A beautiful floral Alsatian Gewürztraminer like this one can hold its own with the myriad flavors of the holiday table. Spicy and a touch sweet, the 2007 Albert Mann Gewürztraminer has a lithe acidity and a fresh, delightful finish. This inexpensive beauty comes from one of Alsace's top estates and a family of winegrowers whose history goes back to the 17th century.
If you want to spend a bit more money, look for the estate's grand cru Gewürztraminer "Furstentum."
-- S. Irene Virbila Region: Alsace, France
Price: About $23
Style: Spicy and floral
What it goes with: Thanksgiving turkey, ham, roast birds
Where to find it: Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa,(949) 650-8463, www.hitimewine.net; San Diego Wine Co. in San Diego (858) 586-9463; www.sandiegowine.net; Wine Exchange in Orange, (714) 974-1454, www.winex.com; Woodland Hills Wine Co. in Woodland Hills, (818) 222-1111, www.whwc.com
WINE OF THE WEEK
2007 Albert Mann Gewurztraminer Vin d'Alsace
(Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)
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