ESTATE GROWN — Columbia Valley

• COMPOSITION: 100% Gewürztraminer
• HARVESTED: October 28, 2003
• BOTTLED: December, 2004
• pH: 3.65
• TA: 0.69g / 100 mL
• ALCOHOL: 10%
• PRODUCTION: 600 cases


Vintage

2003 growing conditions were almost perfect for a late harvest wine. A long dry summer was followed by a perfect fall, with little rain and mild temperatures.


Winemaking

The racked and clarified juice was fermented at very low temperatures for four weeks. A reserve of sweet juice was added in 2004 and the wine was filtered and bottled shortly thereafter.


Winemaker Comments

Bright peach and pear are followed by a refreshing blast of lychee and spice. This balanced wine is dominated by smooth tropical fruit and bright acids. Enjoy the 2003 with fresh tropical fruits, exotic cheeses or even Apple pie.