Cart 0 items: $0.00

Close

Qty Item Description Price Total
  Subtotal $0.00

View Cart

 
2016 Firestone Vineyard Gewürztraminer, Santa Ynez Valley

2016 Firestone Vineyard Gewürztraminer, Santa Ynez Valley

Add To Cart
$22.00
/ bottle
SKU: 004803

Notes of lychee, ginger, and orange blossom. The crisp palate is filled with flavors of grapefruit, lime zest and lemon. It’s balanced and refreshing nature makes it extremely food friendly.

I recently held a master class at Firestone Vineyard and poured this as part of a fascinating blind tasting with “midnight” wine glasses. It was the surprise hit of the crowd! Not being able to visually comprehend the wine, but to compensate all other sensory of aromatics and palate – powerful and delicate at the same time with intense floral and spiced fruits.

Try it with: Any spiced foods

“Imagine having a bottle with any spiced food -- not necessarily hot, but with intense flavors. It’s definitely dry with enough fruit, with an intensity that plays perfectly to hold up to any tastes.”

Winemaker Notes
A cool-climate varietal by design, the Gewürztraminer grown on our estate benefits from the gentle slope of a western hillside which allows the cool breezes of the nearby Pacific Ocean to moderate daytime temperatures. Gewürztraminer is among the most aromatic grape varietals on earth, and our 2016 bottling shows forward notes of lychee, ginger, and orange blossom. The crisp palate is filled with flavors of grapefruit, lime zest and lemon. It’s balanced and refreshing nature makes it extremely food friendly.
Composition
100% Gewürztraminer
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Gewürztraminer
Appellation
Santa Ynez Valley
Harvest Date
August 23 – October 8, 2016
Acid
6.4 g/L
pH
3.28
Aging
100% Stainless Steel
Bottling Date
May 18, 201 7
Alcohol %
13.00
Production Notes
2016 was another vintage of both high quality and quantity of fruit. An early bud break in the third week of February and a warm spring led to a slightly earlier bloom. Summer temperatures were mild and warm resulting in a good fruit set and average yields. We harvested all the fruit on August 23 – October 8, 2016 in cool temperatures to ensure cold fruit at pressing.
Vineyard Notes
The Santa Ynez Valley is located just two hours north of Los Angeles and five hours south of San Francisco, adjacent the cold Pacific Ocean. With the greatest concentration of wineries in Santa Barbara County - roughly 18% of its total land planted to vineyards - it is among the favorite weekend destinations for wine aficionados in the Central Coast region.