Bruce McGuire blends grapes from the Alisos Vineyard and the Curtis Vineyard to create our Gewürztraminer. Located in the Highlands above Los Alamos, Alisos Vineyard has dedicated a portion of their vineyard to the aromatic grape, Gewürztraminer. This vineyard benefits from a cool climate and well drained soil that help retain the spicy aromatics.
This wine was made in the traditional Alsatian method, fermented to dryness.
Winemaker Comments: Alisos Canyon is located north-east of the town of Los Alamos. One of the few plantings of Gewürztraminer in Santa Barbara County. This completely dry version of Gewürztraminer is fermented at cool temperatures to retain the spicy aromatics and is very aromatic. Pink grapefruit, lychee, rose and ginger are present in one of the most exotic white wines in the world.
Tasting Notes: The 2017 Gewurztraminer is pale lemon in color with aromas of apricot, lemon peel, and lychee. The lychee aroma continues across the palate followed by ripe apricot and crushed limestone. Medium-bodied with plenty of acidity, this wine finishes smooth and clean, leaving you chasing the next sip. Drink with any fried fish or shellfish, or salads with fresh fruit.
Gold Medal 2019 San Diego International Wine and Spirits Challenge- 90 points
Gold Medal 2019 Monterey International Wine Competition- 90 points
2017 Gewürztraminer - Alisos Vineyard
60% Alisos Vineyard Gewürztraminer
40% Curtis Vineyard Gewürztraminer
AVA: Santa Barbara County
September 2, 2017
Sugar: 22.1 Brix
February 27, 2018
Total Acid: .73
Cool stainless steel fermenation
Produced: 165 cases
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