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2009 Gewürztraminer
  Cuvée Traditional
  Anderson Valley, Mendocino
  (750 ml) - Sold Out!
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During the last two decades we've planted additional acres of Gewürztraminer while replanting many of our older blocks. To our surprise, the older, sustainably farmed vines have declined at a much slower rate than we feared, leaving us with excess production of our favorite variety. Our best new fields are the Peach and the Apple. They acquired their names from adjacent peach and apple orchards and, by golly, the fruit flavors off these fields definitely hint at peach and apple. After selecting the final Estate Bottled blend from Peach, East Hill, Apple and West Hill sites we had one French oval of wine from the Apple left over and a smaller cask from the Peach. Lychee, freesia, and spice scents lead to enticing peach and quince flavors. This delightful wine is not as dry as our more expensive Estate Bottled, but has an impressive quality to price ratio. Silver Medal winner.
[right] Eleno is responsible for Navarro's flower gardens. Many years ago he helped plant the first vines at Navarro. In 1993 an outbreak of phylloxera was discovered in Anderson Valley; we immediately started making plans for planting additional vineyards so that when our old vines succumbed to these root-suckers, Navarro could continue producing our preferred varietals. The new vineyards are in full production and like Eleno they are going strong.

Specifications
Harvested: Sept. 30 to Oct. 6, 2009 Sugars at Harvest: 24.1° Brix
Bottled: May 5, 2010 Cases Produced: 526
Alcohol: 13.6% Titratable acidity: 6.5 g/L
pH Level: 3.24 Residual Sugars: 0.5%

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