A wine inspired by our annual Wine Family exclusive H Party
Each year at the winery, we hold an annual party for our Wine Family members in the oak grove called the H-Block Party. The oak grove is a favorite location of our viticulture team. When you grow grapes, they become sort of like your children. So, the vines in the H-Block are named after the staff’s nearest and dearest, their own children. As a tribute to family, the team crafted a special wine inspired by the annual celebration.
The bright fragrance of our 2018 H Party Gewürztraminer bursts from the glass, offering aromas of lychee, pineapple, honeysuckle, and ginger. With a full, round palate, flavors of citrus fruits, peaches, cloves, minerals, and smoke emerge. You’ll find good concentration in the fruit, but also a zesty acidity to create an elegant, well-balanced wine.
There aren’t a lot of wineries in Sonoma that grow Gewürztraminer, though it’s a much-revered wine in the Alsace region of France. The varietal is extremely floral and aromatic, and tends to have a spicy quality about it, which is why we fermented in stainless steel to preserve the fragrance. At its best, Gewürztraminer has rich, voluptuous body that is offset by a good degree of crisp natural acidity. Though we have very little of this wine available, our staff loved the fruit and wanted to share it with guests since it’s so special and unique, pairing beautifully with smoked meats and spicy Asian cuisine.