Washington State

• COMPOSITION: 38% Chardonnay , 36% Sauvignon Blanc,
13% Gewürztraminer, 13% Riesling
• pH: 3.44
• TA: 7.6 g/L
• RS: 2.9%
• ALCOHOL: 13.7%
• BOTTLED: March 2012
• PRODUCTION: 3,000 cases


Vintage

The Gordon Estate saw a cold spring last well into May followed by an unusually cool summer where daytime temperatures rarely broke 90 degrees. As August transitioned into September we despaired that our fruit on the vines would not fully ripen. Finally the fates smiled on us as a hot spell lingered through the last two weeks of September. The sunshine and warm weather gave the grapes the final boost they needed to ripen up.


Winemaking

The key to Kamiak White lies in the artful blending of multiple grapes to achieve a wine with a unique personality, showcasing the best of its individual components. The backbone of the 2011 Windust White is Chardonnay from our hillside vineyard. Whole cluster pressed and fermented in a mix of stainless steel and oak barrels, this wine brings lush fruit and body to the blend. Our Sauvignon Blanc was fermented using only stainless steel tanks to create a wine with striking acidity and vibrant fruit flavors. In addition to our spicy and aromatic Gewürztraminer we also included one of Washington’s signature grapes, Riesling. This final ingredient helps lift the aromas of the wine and provides a floral intensity that compliments the Gewürztraminer. We are very proud of the result and we know that you will enjoy this wine.


Winemaker Comments

Pear, jasmine and honeysuckle explode from the glass, filling the nostrils with luscious aromas. Sweet flavors of ripe summer fruits and exotic flowers roll across the palate, followed by a crisp finish that leaves you wanting for another sip. With flavors and aromas to spare, you will find this wine is quite versatile as a warm weather quencher or as a great start to a fine meal.