Situated on the eastern slopes of the White Salmon Valley at 1400 feet, this southern facing, sustainably farmed vineyard was plated in 1984. We are very excited to be sourcing this fruit from Oak Ridge. Only 250 cases produced, Enjoy!
The grapes for this wine come from 28 year-old, sustainably farmed vines located at 1400 feet in the White Salmon Valley, two hours away from the winery on the Washington side of the Columbia Gorge. The long, cool growing season is bookended by a long cool fermentation, accentuating the fruit character of Gewürztraminer while maintaining the complex volatile aromatics.
The mouthfeel is similar to Gewürztraminer from Alsace or the Alto Adige; it exudes power and confidence, but remains elegant and light on its feet, showing wonderful balance and a fresh lift on the finish.
There is no better wine anywhere to accompany Mexican, Indian, or Thai cuisines. Paella is also pretty perfect, or any other dish where exotic spices are major players in the experience.