Scholium Project Riquewihr (500ML) 2009

Gewurztraminer from California

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Item No. 111013
  • white wine
  • boutique wine

Winemaker's Notes

This is the partner of Naucratis, harvested from a few rows away in Lost Slough. The wine is a Gewurztraminer; dry, weighty, with the power to affront. We made only 22 gallons in 2007 and decided to put it into 500 ml bottles to stretch out the production-- from 7.5 cases to 10. We have kept this curious bottle size because the whole package (with photo of abandoned tractor on the front) is so perfect for the wine. It is serious because of its dry power, but is somehow the favorite wine of dance parties. 500 ml bottle

Only 180 cases produced.

Learn About Scholium Project

We are small. Our hands, our feet, our minds are in the wine. We make wine from vineyards that are distinguished sometimes by being ignored. Our wines often do not resemble other wines, but we are not renegades. We are students. Our projects are not always experiments-- sometimes we know what we are doing-- but they are always acts of emulation, looking up at the work of others we...

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California has nearly 100 American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) and accounts for almost 90% of wine production in the United States. In our section of Other California, we include wines from smaller AVAs as well as wines from the California AVA. Here are a few smaller AVAs you may see on the label: Livermore Valley AVA, located right outside of San Francisco and home to...

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Learn About Gewurztraminer

Gewurztraminer (Guh-WERTZ-trah-meen-ehr) Spice is Nice If you've ever smelled a lychee, you'll probably recognize a wine made from Gewurztraminer. Gewurz, the german term for spice, adequately describes the aromas and flavors that permeate wines made from the grape. Mostly grown in Alsace and Germany's Pfalz region, Gewurztraminer is not the easiest...

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