2008 Estate Dessert Gewürztraminer

This California Ice Wine is truly unique. Enjoy this delicacy with cheese, spicy foods, stone fruits, and caramel desserts.

Tasting Notes

This California Ice Wine is truly unique. Enjoy this delicacy with cheese, spicy foods, stone fruits, and caramel desserts.

Production Notes

275 Cases

Winemaker Notes

In order to preserve the natural acidity in the grape, we harvested the Laguna Block with only moderate sugar levels. The Estate Gewurztraminer was picked in 40 pound lugs and transferred to Cotati where they sat for 9 days at -20 degrees. Pulling them out of storage at 4 am, the grapes were rushed to the crush pad where they underwent a hard, quick press-off. This allows the pure sugars to thaw first while water stays frozen in the press. Like maple syrup on a cold December morning, the pure liquid sugar drips into the collection pan. The concentrated juice measures between 38 and 42 degrees brix. After some coaxing, the yeast finally begins to ferment the sweet juice, producing only 10% alcohol in the process.

StyleIce-style
AppellationRussian River Valley
VarietalGewürztraminer
Alcohol10.50%
Bottle375ml
Residual Sugar15.1