" I served with a bottle of Stony Hill Gewurztraminer and you'd be hard pressed to find a better pairing..."
2004 Stony Hill Gewurztraminer
Please note that our 2004 Gewurztraminer production is less than half of usual due to those pesky rains in May when the fruit was setting. The fairest thing we can do is to sell it on a first come first served basis as we do with all our wines. The 2004 vintage is palest straw in color with very appealing floral aromas of white roses and gardenias in particular, and fresh, delicate flavors to entrance your palate. At our Wine Auction Napa Valley lunch in June we learned from Chef Nam Phan of the Napa General Store what a great match dry Gewurztraminer is with Vietnamese food, particularly with the crispy crab and pork spring roll with ginger dipping sauce, which was the hands down favorite of all seven courses.
|Farming:||Dry farmed||Age of Vines:||16 to 46 years old|
|Appellation:||Napa Valley||Varietal:||100% Gewurztraminer|
|Grapes:||Grown, produced and bottled at Stony Hill Vineyard||Harvest Date:||8/11/2004 (earliest ever)|
|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:||3/10/2005||Total Acidity:||.64%|
|Aging Potential:||5 years +||Production:||185 Cases|
|Release Date:||September 2005||Price at Winery:||$18.00 per bottle|