2011 Stony Hill Gewurztraminer

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Don't stumble over the long name; go directly to the glass for a delightful reward!  This young Gewurztraminer is perfectly balanced, fresh and clean as a whistle with an earthy flintiness and underlying fruitiness.  Its feathery light fragrance has the typical GT grapefruit character along with a wet stone quality and a hint of fresh green garden herbs.  Its tart citrus flavor overlays richer notes of dried apricots and figs.  This wine is as delicate as it gets, and we suggest you give it six months to allow it to round out its flavors.

2011 Stony Hill Gewurztraminer

Tech Details

Farming: Dry Farmed Age of Vines: 22 - 52 years
Appellation: Napa Valley Varietal: Gewurztraminer
Grapes: 100% grown, produced, and bottled at Stony Hill Vineard Harvest Date: 9/22
Fermentation Time: 5 to 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: 03/22/2012 Total Acidity: .63
Residual Sugar: Dry Alcohol: 11.5%
pH: 3.30 Aging Potential: 5+ years
Production: 92 cases Release Date: Sepetember 2012
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..."