Crafted with grapes from higher elevation vineyards, this Gewurztraminer packs a punch full of flavor with every sip. It expresses fruit flavors of Asian pear, apple, grapefruit, melon, lychee and citrus zest. An off dry finish with a crisp clear acidity creates a crisp refreshing wine that pairs well with spicy food dishes and grilled seafood.
Double Gold Medal Winner 2015 Seattle Wine Awards
|Naches Heights and Strand Vineyards||Fermentation: Stainless|
|100% Gewurztraminer||pH: @Bottling 3.10 @Harvest 3.88|
|Columbia Valley AVA||TA: 0.621g/100mL|
|Only 20 cases produced||RS: 1.5g/100mL|
|Alcohol: 13.0% vol|
About the Vineyards
These grapes were sourced from one of Washington State’s newest wine growing regions the Naches Heights AVA, where unique volcanic soils combine with the vineyards’ unusually high elevation.
The Naches Heights AVA is an American Viticultural Area contained within the Columbia Valley AVA. The AVA was recognized officially on 13 January 2012. Additionally, it is the first AVA in Washington State to be fully sustainable,with all 7 vineyards practicing in either biodynamic or LIVE (Low Input Viticulture and Enology) certification. It is the smallest AVA in Washington with 37.2 acres (15.1 ha) planted.
The appellation’s 37 bearing acres (and more ready to be planted) consist of seven vineyards: Wilridge Vineyard, Naches Heights Vineyard, Strand Vineyard, Aecetia Vineyard, Harlequin Vineyard, Keller Vineyard, and Kalkruth Vineyard.