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By Paul Gregutt
The Times 

Dowsett Family 2018 Celilo Vineyard Gewürztraminer

Wine of the Week


November 16, 2023

Paul Gregutt

Dowsett Family 2018 Cello Vineyard Gewürztraminer

Winemaker Chris Dowsett has a personal passion for Gewürztraminer – not a grape that gets a whole lot of love from most drinkers. But here's the thing - a dry Gewürztraminer is a perfect Thanksgiving wine, and this fits the bill in every way. I loved it enough to include it on my Best of the Year post a couple of weeks ago, and Chris has actually lowered the price since then. The Celilo vineyard in the Columbia Gorge has long been a secret source for this grape for a handful of savvy winemakers. This dry and fully ripened wine marries its fruity richness to a kick of tangy citrus and wet stone...

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