• COMPOSITION: 73% Chardonnay, 27% Gewürztraminer
• FERMENTATION: 80% Stainless steel fermented 20% Fermented in neutral oak.
• pH: 3.6
• TA: 6.45 g/L
• ALCOHOL: 13.7%
• BOTTLED: September 2015
• PRODUCTION: 1,000 cases
I would describe the 2014 growing season as hot and uneventful, just the way we like it. The year started with a mild late winter rolling into a pleasant warm spring with very few frost events. Bud break occurred about the 10th of April, a little early but not unusual, and from there we were off to the races. Heat built quickly with a much warmer than average late spring and stayed hot into mid-September. This set us up to declare 2014 the hottest vintage in our 30+ years farming along the Snake River.
Luscious aromas of pear, jasmine and honeysuckle rise from the glass. Sweet flavors of ripe tropical fruits and flowers open this wine, followed by a crisp, clean, acidic finish that leaves palate re-freshed. 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.