2010 Stony Hill Gewurztraminer

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We think our Gewurztraminer is the perfect accompaniment to our California cooking, which is so dominated by seriously well-flavored Mexican and Asian food.  The 2010 is plaest straw in color with a clean aroma redolent of grapefruit, rose petals, and of course, the Asian Lychee.  When you taste this wine you'll feel a crisp freshness on the palate that cuts through all the spicy flavors of the dish and acts as a palate cleanser.  A bit of spice and fair amount of minerality add levels of complexity to this seemingly simple wine, which was barrel fermented in the oldest of old barrels, dating back to the '70s and early '80s.  The modest size of the 2010 crop reflects the old age of many of our Gewurztraminer vines.  Planted in 1959, they had simply stopped bearing fruit so, sad to say, we had to remove many of them.  A tasty food pairing would be spicy Asian lettuce wraps with either chicken, shrimp, or pork.  Yum, yum!

2010 Stony Hill Gewurztraminer

Tech Details

Farming: Dry Farmed Age of Vines: 14-63 years old
Appellation: Napa Valley Varietal: Gewurztraminer
Grapes: 100% grown, produced and bottled at Stony Hill Vineyard Harvest Date: September 13 - October 2
Fermentation Time: 5-7 days in old French Oak barrels Fermentation Temp: 60 degrees
Aging Time: 6 months in old oak barrels Filtering: Filtered to remove yeast and inhibit malolactic fermentation
Bottling Date: March 15, 2011 Total Acidity: .65
Residual Sugar: Dry Alcohol: 12%
pH: 3.30 Aging Potential: 5 years +
Production: 222 cases Release Date: September 2011
Price at Winery: $24.00/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..."