2006 Stony Hill Gewurztraminer

Vintage:   Wine:

We are so happy to have our Gewurztraminer fields backing full production after years of replanting and nursing young vines along. A bit of maturity in the vineyard combined with clear sunny skies in May brought us a sizeable crop for the first time in recent years. We love this hillside grown grape because it shows what a delicious wine can result from our particular Stony Hill soils, individually tended vines, and the vintner's craft in the winery. The wine is palest straw in color, its bouquet is of lychee nuts with a tart grapefruit flavor in the mouth. It reminds us of the 2003 vintage in its freshness and earthiness, like rubbing up against the greenness of a spring garden. We can't wait to start serving this wine with shrimp and pork pot stickers with Vietnamese chili sauce! Another plus for this wine is the 12% alcohol content.

2006 Stony Hill Gewurztraminer

Tech Details

Farming: Dry farmed Age of Vines: 10 to 58 years old
Appellation: Napa Valley Varietal: 100% Gewurztraminer, grown, produced and bottled at Stony Hill Vineyard
Grapes: grown, produced and bottled at Stony Hill Vineyard Harvest Date: 9/12/2006 - 9/21/2006
Dehydration Time: 5 to 7 days in 60 gallon old French oak barrels Fermentation Time: 60 degrees
Aging Time: 6 months in 60 gallon neutral French oak barrels Filtering: filtered to remove yeast, to inhibit malolactic fermentation, and to make wine brilliant
Bottling Date: 3/21/2007 Total Acidity: .66%
Residual Sugar: Dry Alcohol: 12%
pH: 3.46 Aging Potential: 5 years +
Production: 464 cases Release Date: September 2007
Price at Winery: 18.00 per bottle  

Press

Pairing Notes: Shrimp Burgers with Roasted Garlic Aioli
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