Spicy, floral and intriguing. Everyone loves a glass of this white wine.
Our Gewürz is harvested exclusively from a single small CCOF (“California Certified Organic Farmers”) vineyard about one hour north of our home estate, located in Mendocino’s cool growing region of Potter Valley. This rugged location is the key to the great acidity and balance in our Gewürz.
2021 was almost a near perfect grow season, though it began with a cold start, and lack of rainfall. The weather warmed up, but the drought continued. This was followed by weeks of steady daytime heat and cool evenings, allowing the grapes to ripen evenly. Harvest began quickly and yields were a bit lighter than in prior vintages. At harvest, the quality of the fruit was excellent with high acidity and intense flavors.
We harvest the Gewürztraminer at night, then the juice was cold fermented in stainless steel tanks to preserve that acidity and the bright aromatics of the wine.
This is an aromatic wine with an enticing floral nose and initial aromas of apple, grapefruit, citrus, rose, tropical lychee, stone fruit and pear. Our 2021 Gewürz is a dry style with an appealing minerality and bright flavors. This is a silky, rich wine with spicy flavors of apple, pear, grapefruit and nice acid balance on the finish.
2021: 92 points - Beverage Dynamics
2021: 92 points & Gold Medal - Sunset International Wine Competition