Blend: 97% Gewurztraminer 3% Riesling
Residual Sugar: 1.1%
Harvest Date: 10/13/14
Harvest Brix: 23.3°
Total Acidity: 6.0 g/L
Cases Produced: 220
Rating: 89 points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Sunrise Hill Vineyard, west bank of Cayuga Lake
Tasting Notes & Food Pairing
Vibrant and perfumed on the nose, our 2014 Gewürztraminer envelops the senses with fresh floral aromatics woven between layers of bright citrus zest. With a mineral focused palate, and a full and rich mouthfeel, this wine is both savory and clean. A classic pairing with Tarte Flambée (Alsatian pizza) with ham and gruyère, Gewürztraminer also works wonderfully with Thai and Asian cuisine of all kinds.
Ever so gently, the spring of 2014 tip-toed in with a very enthusiastic welcome from both grape growers and the vines themselves. The long and harsh winter – both in terms of temperatures and snowfall – reduced the potential crop yields early in the season. With fewer initial clusters, vines were able to deliver a more focused flow of energy and nutrients to the remaining ripening fruit. The Finger Lakes saw spring and summer days with temperatures regularly vacillating from cool to hot with intermittent showers, creating constant shifts and activity in the vineyards as our grapes inched towards maturity. Each hand-harvested vineyard brought fruit to our winemakers that demonstrated playful acidity, promising flavors, and tremendous quality.
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