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Shaly Loam Gewürztraminer

Shaly Loam Gewürztraminer

Our Shaly Loam Gewürztraminer is crafted in an off-dry style, offering a subtle sweetness balanced by crisp acidity and vibrant varietal character. The nose delivers exotic layers of melon, peach and apricot preserves, rosewater, candied ginger and a touch of warm cinnamon spice. On the palate, a delicate sweetness offsets richly nuanced notes of peach cobbler and pineapple upside-down cake, a medley framed by subtle savory notes of cashew nuts and pastry.

In 2016, our Gewürztraminer fruit was harvested in the cool-climate vineyards of Monterey County at peak ripeness to capture the signature aromatics of this expressive variety. The grapes were whole cluster-pressed, then fermented in 100% stainless steel with partial lees contact, to enhance the mouthfeel.

Wine Facts
  • VINTAGE: 2016
  • APPELLATION: California
  • TOTAL ACIDITY: 0.68 g/100ml
  • PH: 3.08
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR: 3.11 grams/100ml
  • ALCOHOL: 12%
Pairing

The heady aromatics and exotic layers of rich fruit flavor in our Gewurztraminer deliver just the right touch of sweetness to complement this decadent dessert.

Bread Pudding with Apples, Prunes, and Walnuts

Awards

  • 95 Points

    2013 Vintage | March 2015

    “Fetzer has been the standard bearer in semi-sweet Gewurztraminer for many years. Not too sweet, richly spiced, stone fruit, lychee and rose petals -- this could be your poolside summer quaff, or your mandatory Chinese take-out accompaniment. Factor in the price and you've got a great all around buy. The Best Gewurztraminer and a Platinum Award winner at the 2015 Monterey International Wine Competition.”

  • 92 Points

    2015 Vintage | 2017

  • 95 Points - Gold

    2015 Vintage | 2017

  • Gold - Best in Class

    2014 Vintage | 2016