Wine Data

Appellation:  Mendocino County

Grape Varietal:  Gewurztraminer 100%

Vineyard: Certified Organic

Alcohol:  12.8%

pH:  3.59

TA:  5.6 g/L

Residual Sugar:  2.2 g/L

Closure:  Stelvin

Size:  750ml


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Our 2012 Gewürztraminer is harvested exclusively from two small "organically certified" vineyards in Mendocino County.

Both are located in cool growing regions - one in Ukiah and another 18 miles northwest in Potter Valley.  The Potter Valley site is mostly valley floor and benchland and gives our wine great acidity, while the Ukiah site is valley floor and warms up a tad more during the day, giving the 2012 a little more body.  Much like 2011, this is another low yielding vintage, with delicate flavors and a bit more minerality and spice than many prior releases.

The 2012 is drier in style than previous years, with muted tropical notes and a touch of grapefruit, apricot and peach flavors.  There is more minerality and spice, and the wine almost has an Alsatian profile. There is palate weight to this vintage.

This is the perfect holiday wine - start any holiday party with it or pair it with traditional holiday meals.  It appeals to both the wine novice and wine lover.

Keep a bottle or two chilled and you will be ready for any occasion. Better yet, buy it by the case - much like the 2011, it will sell out quickly.


2011:  Platinum - Critics Challenge
2010:  92 points - Beverage Testing Institute