2016 Oak Ridge Gewürztraminer

///2016 Oak Ridge Gewürztraminer
2016 Oak Ridge Gewürztraminer 2017-12-03T09:26:32+00:00

2016 Oak Ridge Gewürztraminer


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.

Chris Blanchard, MS

Lovely spice on the nose, cardamom, turmeric and ginger. A mélange of fruit, with melon, apricot, nectarine, passion fruit and citrus. A veritable fruit salad of aromas.

Rose petal and brown spices, melon, yellow peach, white fig and lychee nut. A mineral hint and hazelnut with macadamia and almond on the finish which is long and powerful. A full bodied wine of substance and power, although not oily or viscous or overpowering. Instead this has such longevity and structure, with beautiful fruit flavors. Amazing depth and complexity.

Imagine this with prosciutto wrapped shrimp or scallops, or even with a hearty chicken tangine. Roasted crab with curry or a simple pork chop in a mustard sauce would be insane!

Vintage: 2016
Vineyard: Oak Ridge
AVA: Columbia Gorge
Date Planted: 1984
Soil Type: Wind-Blown Lowess
Elevation: 1400′
Exposure: South
Clone: Gewürztraminer
Farming Method: Organic
Irrigation: None
Harvest Date: September 17th, 2016
Brix at Harvest24
Crush Format: Straight to Press
Barrel/Stainless: Stainless
Ferment Temperature: 50-70 degrees
Filtration: Cross Flow
Date Bottled: January 5, 2017
Alcohol: 14.2%
Risidual Sugar: 0.5 g/L
pH: 3.6
TA: 5.0
Case Production: 200 cases

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