2004 Stony Hill Gewurztraminer

Vintage:   Wine:

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.

2004 Stony Hill Gewurztraminer

Tech Details

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%
Residual Sugar: Dry Alcohol: 11%
Aging Potential: 5 years + Production: 185 Cases
Release Date: September 2005 Price at Winery: $18.00 per bottle


Pairing Notes: Shrimp Burgers with Roasted Garlic Aioli
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