Steve Shaw devoted his entire harvest of Gewürztraminer in 2013 to the production of this wonderfully strange yet beautiful orange-style wine. Dusty florals on the nose mutate into flavors of dried apricot and fig in this deeply textural, rippling wine. The finish is fringed with tea tannins and bristling lemon acidity. Unfiltered and unfined, it maintains a murky streak of sediment that may be visually unappealing, but for those with open minds, this is quite a fun wine.
Anna Lee C. Iijima joined Wine Enthusiast in 2010. A former attorney turned beverage devotee, she holds a Diploma in Wine and Spirits from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust and is a student in the Masters of Wine Program. She is also an Advanced Sake Professional of the Sake Education Council with an enduring love for saké and shochu.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org