Washington State

• COMPOSITION: 74% Chardonnay, 3% Gewurztraminer, 23% Sauvignon Blanc
• ALCOHOL: 13.5%
• BOTTLED: September 2017
• PRODUCTION: 456 cases


2016 was another hot and early vintage in Washington State, and Kamiak Vineyard was no different. The mild winter led into a warm and quick spring, with degree days accumulating early. Bud break occurred about the 1st week of April, around two weeks earlier than normal. Heat built quickly with a much warmer than average late spring and stayed hot until mid- September. Our second-earliest harvest on record began with Chardonnay on August 25th, just as the heat of summer was transitioning to a mild fall, and a rainy October delayed the end of harvest to the end of the month. The last of the red fruit was brought into the cellar on October 25th. By the end of November, winter began settling in and the Gewurztraminer was harvested for ice wine on December 14th.

Winemaker Comments

Swirl the glass, close your eyes and be transported to the tropics as lush aromas of juicy pineapple, guava and lime tease the nose. The wine is medium-bodied with a supple mouthfeel. Lively acidity marries well with a smooth minerality. Savor the lingering flavors of Asian pear, cardamom, peach and pineapple. This lovely wine will pair well with delicate fish dishes and grilled white meats or just enjoy sipping with your favorite cheese plate or hors d’ oeuvre.