Mendocino Gewürztraminer

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Varietal Overview

Our Small Block Gewürztraminer wines honors the winemaker’s art, exploring vineyards, unusual varietals and artisan winemaking techniques. Grapes for this dry Gewürztraminer were grown in the Anderson Valley, where cool nights and mornings help to create the classic and recognizable aromas and flavors of orange zest, lemon verbena and honeysuckle.

At a Glance

taste + style

“Gewürztraminer can vary in styles from sweet to nearly bone dry. Our wine falls into the dry category. It is a fine example of the cool growing region in Mendocino‘s Anderson Valley. Fermented in stainless tanks with no oak or malolactic fermentation, this wine is a true expression of the fruit from this artisan vineyard. Classic aromas of orange zest, lemon verbena and honeysuckle call this out as instantly recognizable Gewürztraminer. The flavors of mango, ripe melon and luscious papaya alongside nectarine make this wine a real treat.” – Dave Guffy, Director of Winemaking

Vineyard + Production

In the southern reaches of Mendocino County, the climate in the Anderson Valley is tempered by the cool marine air. The morning fog rests lightly on the grapes giving way to a warm and sunny afternoon, allowing for wines with a nice balance.

Food + Wine Pairing

This wine dishes well with avocado, green papaya or soft tropical fruits, lettuce wraps with shrimp, cucumber, mint, cilantro and macadamia nuts or clean proteins like shrimp or scallops.

Small Block Series

The Small Block Series allows us to donate 1% of the sale of this wine to organizations who share our view of sustainability, such as 1% for the Planet. Learn more at Sustainability Practices.

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