I’m always on the lookout for whites to go with Asian food, and this week I struck gold with this lightly floral Gewurztraminer from Sineann’s Celilo Vineyard in Oregon. More floral than spicy, it has a perky acidity and lovely balance. I like the perfume of pears and something very like kiwi too. It’s interesting enough to savor as an aperitif, but where it really shines is with food -- stir-fried prawns, fragrant curries, satays and noodle dishes.
Region: Columbia Gorge, Oregon
Price: About $19
Style: More floral than spicy
Food it goes with: Asian food: stir-fried prawns, fragrant curries,
satays and noodle dishes
Where you find it: Colorado Wine Co. in Eagle Rock,
(323) 478-1985; Malibu Village Wines in Malibu, (310) 456-2924;
Mission Wines in South Pasadena, (626) 403-9463; Topline Wine &
Spirits in Glendale, (818) 500-9670; Wade’s Wines in Westlake Village,
(818) 597-9463; Wine Exchange in Orange (714) 974-1454.
--S. Irene Virbila