2005 Stony Hill Gewurztraminer

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As we noted above, our 2005 Gewurztraminer harvest was small indeed so we are offering it in six-bottle cases in order to please as many people as possible. It is pale straw in color with very distinctive Gewurztraminer aromas of spice, lychee nuts and grapefruit. A sip of this wine is a walk through perfumed gardens with its fresh fruit flavors and intense, long tart finish. And coming in at eleven and a half percent alcohol makes it a refreshing change from so many wines being produced today. We would pair it with a chili-roasted scampi dish in a lime cream sauce.

2005 Stony Hill Gewurztraminer

Tech Details

Farming: Dry farmed Age of Vines: 17 to 58 years old
Appellation: Napa Valley Varietal: 100% Gewurztraminer
Grapes: Grown, produced and bottled at Stony Hill Vineyard Harvest Date: 8/31/2005
Dehydration Time: 5 to 7 days in 60 gallon, old French oak barrels Fermentation Time: 60 degrees
Aging Time: 6 months in oak Filtering: Filtered to remove yeast, to inhibit malolactic fermentation, and to make wine brilliant
Bottling Date: 3/14/2006 Total Acidity: .62%
Residual Sugar: Dry Alcohol: 11.5%
Aging Potential: 5 years + Production: 140 six-bottle cases
Release Date: September 2006 Price at Winery: $18.00 per bottle


Pairing Notes: Shrimp Burgers with Roasted Garlic Aioli
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