2000 Gewürztraminer

Sonoma Valley

A little petrol on the nose that quickly blows off, this wine has great color with a fresh palate of fruit, floral notes, and zippy acidity. Enjoy in the next 1 - 2 years.

$45.00
 
$540.00
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Tasting NOTES

The nose is redolent of spicy, floral and citrus aromas. Flavors of lychee nut, grapefruit and allspice fill the palate which is well structured with a full, supple texture. The 2000 Gewurztraminer is fermented in a dry style that remains lively on the palate and is the perfect accompaniment to spicy dishes and roast pork or ham.

The nose is redolent of spicy, floral and citrus aromas. Flavors of lychee nut, grapefruit and allspice fill the palate which is well structured with a full, supple texture. The 2000 Gewurztraminer is fermented in a dry style that remains lively on the palate and is the perfect accompaniment to spicy dishes and roast pork or ham.

Vineyard NOTES

The small Gewürztraminer block on Rhinefarm is impacted by the cooling influence of the fog from the San Pablo Bay six miles to the south. Planted in 1969 on St. George rootstock, the vines grow in topsoil that is between 18" and 30" deep, consisting of Huichica clay loam with occasional deposits of small stream gravel. Beneath this topsoil is a thick layer of compacted Huichica clay loam that naturally restricts vigor. The climate and soil, along with the maturity of the vines, restricts yields to an average 2 tons per acre, and produces structured, intensely aromatic fruit with mineral elements and substantial acidity.

Production NOTES

The fruit was hand picked in the cool morning hours. Upon delivery to the winery most of the grapes were destemmed and gently crushed directly to press. After an overnight cold settling this juice was racked and inoculated with prepared yeast. A portion of the fruit was crushed directly to tank and allowed to cold soak on the skins for 24 hours before pressing, racking and inoculation. All of the wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks to preserve the aromatic fruit qualities and fresh flavors on the palate. Fermentation was arrested at 0.40% residual sugar prior to bottling.

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Vintage:
2000
Wine Type:
White
Varietal:
Gewürztraminer
Varietal Composition:
  • 100% Gewürztraminer
Appellation:
Sonoma Valley
Acid:
TA: 0.53 g/100ml
PH:
3.31
Barrel Aging:
Alcohol %:
13.8%
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