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Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Gewürztraminer
Appellation
Old Mission Peninsula
Vineyard Designation
Mckian
Harvest Date
October 22nd, 2017
Acid
4.7 g/L TA
pH
3.89
Bottling Date
August 30th, 2018
Residual Sugar
0.0 g/L
Alcohol %
13.9

2017 Gewurztraminer

LYCHEE. SPICES. VERSATILE.
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SKU: 2017GW
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Flavor Notes
Our 2017 Gewürztraminer is dry, with striking notes of lychee, grapefruit peel, and spices. Distinct tannins from both time spent soaking on the skin and from the
oak Stück carry through to the finish where vanilla flavor evolves as the wine opens up.

Philosophy
Much like Riesling, Gewürztraminer is a highly aromatic grape that can express bombastic, sometimes borderline extreme, floral character. Unlike Riesling, Gewürztraminer does not have bright acid to balance this flamboyance. Winemaker Sean O’Keefe was inspired by Alsacian Gewürztraminers, adding a weightier ballast to this expressive grape through skin contact and lees aging in a 1200L oak Stück.

Pairings
This Gewürztraminer is a fantastically food friendly wine! Bring out different flavors and aspects of the wine with these three inspirations:

  1. Traditional Asian, Indian, or Middle Eastern spices will bring out characteristically spicy notes in the wine to match. Think ginger, ginseng, allspice, and coriander.
  2. Consider this wine the bass in a rhythm section—it has body and presence without grabbing attention away from the food. It stands up to heavier foods like foie gras, bacon, brisket, or scallops.
  3. Floral notes in the wine can be emphasized by food pairings involving lemongrass, lime marinades, or other herbal citrus inspired dishes.

Vinification
The grapes were harvested on October 22nd 2017 and soaked for two days on their skins post-crush. Pressed on October 24th, the juice went into both of our 1200L oak Stücks to finish fermenting on its gross lees and to age for 10 months without racking. The wine was filtered and bottled on August 30th, 2018, and aged for another three years and four months in the bottle.

Suggested Cellaring
This wine is perfect right now! We aged it so you don’t need to, but you certainly can continue to do so. The higher alcohol content and flavor intensity allow more room to grow; the wine may develop deeper notes of caramel.

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