" I served with a bottle of Stony Hill Gewurztraminer and you'd be hard pressed to find a better pairing..."
2005 Stony Hill Gewurztraminer
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.
|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%|
|Aging Potential:||5 years +||Production:||140 six-bottle cases|
|Release Date:||September 2006||Price at Winery:||$18.00 per bottle|