" I served with a bottle of Stony Hill Gewurztraminer and you'd be hard pressed to find a better pairing..."
2002 Stony Hill Gewurztraminer
The 2002 vintage of Gewurztraminer is just absolutely enchanting because of its intense yet delicate aromas and flavors. They remind you of scented roses and grapefruit and bring the wine a pleasing balance between fruit and a bit more acid than last year, topped off by a hint of flintiness from our Stony Hill soils. This wine is made dry with no residual sugar, and we would pair it with little spiced pork dumplings, a David Gingrass specialty at Hawthorne Lane Restaurant.
|Farming:||Dry farmed||Age of Vines:||5 to 42 years|
|Appellation:||Napa Valley||Varietal:||100% Gewurztraminer|
|Grapes:||Grown, produced and bottled at Stony Hill Vineyard||Harvest Date:||9/7/2002|
|Fermentation Time:||5 to 7 days in 60 gallon, old French oak barrels||Fermentation Temp:||60 degrees|
|Aging Time:||6 months in oak||Filtering:||Filtered to remove yeast, to inhibit malolactic fermentation, and to make wine brilliant|
|Bottling Date:||3/19/2003||Total Acidity:||0.6%|
|Aging Potential:||5 years +||Production:||318 cases|
|Release Date:||September 2003||Price at Winery:||$15.00 per bottle|