" I served with a bottle of Stony Hill Gewurztraminer and you'd be hard pressed to find a better pairing..."
2003 Stony Hill Gewurztraminer
Our 2003 Gewurztraminer is pale straw in color and the first whiff is redolent of grapefruit and lots of perfume and flowers. No one can miss the distinctive Gewurztraminer aroma, and it provoked Mike Chelini to ask, "What do pearls smell like?" No one can really describe the scent, yet it's evocative of rose petals, leading you expect a sweetness in the taste. But this wine is bone dry with a notable acid balance. Shockingly delicate now in its youth, it will begin to develop spiciness and richness within a year and promises to age for ten years or more. Hot chilis, whether Thai-inspired or from the Texas Panhandle, make the wine taste sweet and opulent.
|Farming:||Dry farmed||Age of Vines:||15 to 45 years old|
|Appellation:||Napa Valley||Varietal:||100% Gewurztraminer|
|Grapes:||Grown, produced and bottled at Stony Hill Vineyard||Harvest Date:||9/12/2003 - 9/15/2003|
|Dehydration 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:||3/11/2004||Total Acidity:||.64%|
|Aging Potential:||5 years +||Production:||326 Cases|
|Release Date:||September 2004||Price at Winery:||$18.00 per bottle|