Released: May 2018
Bouquet: Classic rose petal, blossom and lychee.
Palate: Melon and orange lead to a nicely textured finish.
Food Pairings: Spicy fish tacos, curries, barbecued chicken or cheese plates.
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The 2017 vintage had a slow start with cool days and a lot of precipitation leading to flooding in the valley. Bud break started around 14 days later than 2015 and 2016, but only a couple of days off the 15-year average. As the season progressed, months of hot, dry conditions allowed for the vineyards to catch up and hit all the expected key developmental stages.
Our estate block of Gewurztraminer was separated into two micro-blocks as over the course of many years we have found that the two sections progress through the growing season with slightly different rhythms. The first pick came in on September 29 and the second pick came in on October 4. Both lots were destemmed and left on skins for a few hours of cold soaking before being pressed to stainless steel tank for long, cool fermentations. After the fermentations were complete, the cellar team tasted through several blends before assembling the final 2017 Gewurztraminer.