Summertime and the living is easy. A chilled bottle of Edelzwicker is our favorite wine to sip while reclining on a beach towel, munching at a redwood picnic table or perched on a tailgate at the ballpark. Its fresh, aromatic flavors are just the thing for a picnic and it is proof that a wine doesn't have to be fancy to be enjoyed. The only thing fancy about this wine is the name. We didn't make the name up; it originated in Alsace where Edelzwicker is a traditional blend (zwicker) of Alsace's noble (edel) grape varieties: Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris and Muscat. Navarro's 2008 bottling is 42% Gewürztraminer, 32% Riesling, 26% Pinot Gris, and 2% Muscat.
Edelzwicker explodes in your mouth like biting into a fresh grape and is dog-gone refreshing. Next time you picnic at Navarro feel free to let your best friend romp in our newly fenced dog park.
The price tag is particularly delicious. When you purchase it by the case the wine will cost you less than eleven bucks a bottle leaving money in your pocket for the picnic. Gold Medal winner.