Perfumed, spicy & bright!
(Please note - orders will not ship until mid November 2023)
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.
2023 will be remembered for the heavy winter rainfall that delivered much needed moisture to the vines, followed by a long, cool growing season. Our Gewürz harvest occurred about two weeks later than prior years, but the long hang time allowed for natural maturation of berries and the development of rich flavors. 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 2023 Gewürz has an enticing perfumed, floral nose and initial aromas of apple, grapefruit, citrus, rose, tropical lychee, stone fruit and pear. The aromatic floral component of this wine is complemented by the vintage’s bright acidity. In the glass there are spicy flavors of apple, pear, grapefruit, along with long finish.
2021: 92 points - Beverage Dynamics & Sunset Intl Wine Competition
2020: 92 points & Gold Medal - Santé International Wine Competition
2019: 91 points - Beverage Dynamics