Columbia Crest Two Vines Gewurztraminer 2011
Typical Gewuerztraminer aromas of orange zest and spice are joined by a lively citrus note and floral lift. Upfront fruit flavors of melons and lime give way to a pink grapefruit essence and finish with bright acidity, balancing the wine's subtle sweetness.
At Columbia Crest, artisan winemaking is combined with the best vineyards in the Columbia Valley to craft word-class wines of outstanding quality and value. The designation "Two Vines" refers to Columbia Crest's trellising method. Vineyards are seated east of the Cascade Mountain range. Up to 14,000 feet high, the mountains effectively block eastward-moving wet weather systems from the Pacific Ocean. Just 6 to 8 inches of rainfall reach the growing region annually. Vineyards are 100% drip irrigation. The soils have low fertility and low water-holding capacity, allowing precise control of vine growth patterns. Vines are planted north to south on south and southeast facing slopes.