VARIETAL: 100% Gewürztraminer VINEYARD: Riboli APPELLATION: Central Coast of California CASES: 1350 ALC: 12.7% PRODUCTION: 100% destemmed like a red. Soaked in juice for 12 hours of skin contact to extract flavor. A natural pink color comes from the skins. FERMENTATION: Fermented in tank and temperature controlled for 4 weeks at 50F. Rack from heavy lees and aged 6 months in stainless steel.
RIBOLI VINEYARD: Riboli estate is situated in Santa Lucia Highlands in Monterey County . Weather is generously warm but never too hot, allowing the Gewürztraminer to come slowly to maturity. Cold nights and foggy mornings help give the grapes good acidity. TASTING NOTES: Honeysuckle, green tea, tangerine, lychee, pineapple