2013 Gewürztraminer

(not eligible for discounts)

89 Points Wine Enthusiast

Bronze Medal 2014 Orange County Fair

Bronze Medal 2014 North of the Gate Competition

This is our second vintage of Gewürztraminer.  The wine is 100% Gewürztraminer from a single vineyard in the Russian River Valley.  Bill loves to experiment in the Praxis line with different varietals.  Our Gewürztraminer is made in a crisp, dry style.  

To retain the purest expression of the grapes, the wine was fermented in stainless steel with no oak contact.  The color is very pale straw with hints of green.  Aromas of flowers and lychee are immediately present while hints of spice follow more delicately.   The wine is soft and elegant with nice weight.  The floral and fruits are repeated on the palate.  Although the wine is very dry, there is a note of honey on the finish.

Production Notes

Varietal Composition
100% Gewürztraminer
Appellation
Russian River
Alcohol
14.1%
pH
3.56
Brix at harvest
21.9
% Malolactic
0
TA (g/100ml)
.58
Residual Sugar (g/100 ml)
.02
Winemaker
Bill Arbios
Production
210 cases

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