2017 Gewurztraminer - Estate

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Blend: 100% Gewürztraminer
Cases produced: 276
Retail Price: $25
Production: Stainless Steel Fermentation
Aging: Stainless steel tank

The Gewürztraminer block on our estate in the Dry Creek Valley was planted using graft wood from our original 1979 block. The vines produce small clusters with incredibly concentrated flavors. Harvest is always very early in the morning and the grapes are delivered to the winery cold. From there, they are crushed and pressed and then fermented in stainless steel between 53°F and 60°F.  After fermentation, the wine is settled on the lees for 3 months and then bottled. This wine shows a vibrant nose of lychee fruit, honeysuckle, and layered spices giving way to like flavors. Ample acidity adds a long and delightful finish. This is a dry Gewürztraminer. Pair with balsamic glazed duck with figs, Thai red curry, ginger and green pepper marinated chicken - or Thanksgiving Dinner.