The first wine of the new vintage!
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.
2022 kicked off with a lack of rain from the ongoing drought, warm spring, and early summer. Relatively mild summer temperatures allowed the grapes to mature 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 cold ferment the juice in stainless steel tanks to preserve the natural acidity and the bright aromatics of the wine.
The 2022 Gewürz has an enticing perfumed, floral nose and initial aromas of apple, grapefruit, citrus, rose, tropical lychee, stone fruit and pear. This release is a bit drier than prior vintages and has loads of minerality and bright flavors. In the glass there are spicy flavors of apple, pear, grapefruit, along with nice acid balance on the finish.
2021: 92 points - Beverage Dynamics & Sunset Intl Wine Competition
2020: 92 points & Gold Medal - Santé International Wine Competition
2019: 91 points - Beverage Dynamics