Over the course of half a century of grape growing, we've learned what grows best on our estate and in what locations. Cabernet Sauvignon, for instance, is right at home here. Gewurztraminer is not, though it does thrive in Mendocino's Potter Valley, where the relatively cool summer temperatures are perfect for growing this aromatic varietal.
In 2010, those temperatures were more moderate than usual. As a result, harvest was about two weeks late, allowing the fruit to develop more character and better acidity.
This lively wine displays an expressive nose of pineapple, lychee and pear and flavors of grapefruit and apple along with some minerality. It also offers a creamy mouthfeel, nicely balanced by the wine's acidity.
|Total Acidity: 0.55 g/l 12.8% abv pH:3.38 Residual Sugar:3.18 g/l Harvest Date: 10/04/2010