2009 Stony Hill Gewurztraminer

Vintage:   Wine:

In our effort to make relatively low alcohol wines, this Gewurztraminer comes in at just 12 %, having been picked and crushed at 21.2 sugar. The resulting wine is palest straw in color with .64 acidity and a low pH of 3.33. It is quite tart at the moment with the lovely taste of white flowers and lychee. We consider it a flawless wine and a fine foil for spicy south of the border and Asian flavors. Our present favorite is a Mexican Corn dish either on the cob or as a side dish flavored with chipotle chili butter, chopped cilantro and grated Queso Fresco, the Mexican white cheese. The crisp, light, dry Gewurz enhances the sweet corn, spicy chili, and salty cheese flavors. Enjoy!

2009 Stony Hill Gewurztraminer

Tech Details

Farming: Dry farmed Age of Vines: 13 – 62 years old
Appellation: Napa Valley Varietal: Gewurztraminer
Grapes: 100% grown, produced and bottled at Stony Hill Vineyard Harvest Date: 8/30/2009
Fermentation Time: 5 to 7 days in old French oak barrels Fermentation Temp: 60 degrees
Aging Time: 6 months in 60 gallon neutral French oak barrels Filtering: Filtered to remove yeast and inhibit malolactic fermentation
Bottling Date: 3/29/2010 Total Acidity: .64%
Residual Sugar: Dry Alcohol: 12%
pH: 3.33 Aging Potential: 5 years +
Production: 330 cases of 750 ml bottles Release Date: September 2010
Price at Winery: $24.00 per bottle  

Press

Pairing Notes: Shrimp Burgers with Roasted Garlic Aioli
2010 Stony Hill Gewurztraminer

" I served with a bottle of Stony Hill Gewurztraminer and you'd be hard pressed to find a better pairing..."