Hook & Ladder Gewürztraminer Russian River Valley 2010

Member Review by shsim:

This was part of a Hook and Ladder food and wine pairing dinner. Smells of fresh lychee. This off dry Gewurzt has good acidity with juicy lychee and crunchy cantaloupe. Medium bodied, this had a slight bitter ends which reminds me of grape seed. The pairing of tart with lime was great and brought out the butter smoothness of both the scallop and wine. For more on the winemaker dinner, please visit http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2012/06/hook-and-ladder_11.html

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Hook & Ladder Winery:
In 1970, San Francisco firefighter Cecil De Loach and his wife Christine staked their claim in the wine grape business by purchasing 24 acres of old-vine Zinfandel in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County. In the early seventies, the De Loaches decided to acquire additional vineyard land. For several years they watched others make notable wine from their grapes before making the decision to... Read more
In 1970, San Francisco firefighter Cecil De Loach and his wife Christine staked their claim in the wine grape business by purchasing 24 acres of old-vine Zinfandel in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County. In the early seventies, the De Loaches decided to acquire additional vineyard land. For several years they watched others make notable wine from their grapes before making the decision to produce wine under the De Loach label in 1975. More than three decades later, Cecil and Christine sold that label and have continued their winemaking skills at the helm of a small family winery that employs a simple philosophy - craft exceptional wines, from the highest quality grapes, that people love to drink. We consider each step of the winemaking process an opportunity to showcase the distinctive flavors contained within our carefully cultivated grapes. Every bottle of wine is a worthy representation of the best effort from each and every person at Hook and Ladder Vineyards and Winery. On 375 acres situated in Sonoma County's Russian River Valley, our vineyards produce cool climate grapes widely recognized as some of the finest in the world. Grape growers of the early 1900's recognized the sites of our vineyards as being uniquely suited for wine grape growing. Building on their knowledge and experience, we have matched the soil and climate of each parcel with the varietals most likely to achieve its full potential. Tasting Room Our tasting room is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and is located on Olivet Road in the heart of Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley. Read less

Member Reviews for Hook & Ladder Gewürztraminer Russian River Valley

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Snooth User: shsim
10326661,287
3.50 5
06/11/2012

This was part of a Hook and Ladder food and wine pairing dinner. Smells of fresh lychee. This off dry Gewurzt has good acidity with juicy lychee and crunchy cantaloupe. Medium bodied, this had a slight bitter ends which reminds me of grape seed. The pairing of tart with lime was great and brought out the butter smoothness of both the scallop and wine. For more on the winemaker dinner, please visit http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2012/06/hook-and-ladder_11.html


Snooth User: Pyrifera
564071,107
1.50 5
04/21/2012

Typical gewurztraminer aromas and flavors of white flowers and spice, with some orange blossom. However it lacked structure with no noticeable acidity.


Snooth User: joshwoodward
129954234
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 05/15/2009

White out on nose, with tropical citrus. Juicy grapefruit. Light sweetness, round. $16


Snooth User: joshwoodward
129954234
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 05/15/2009

Grapefruit+ soda! Lightly effervescent, lightly sweet. Reminds me of a Sauvignon Blanc. $18


Snooth User: dbriscoe
19845332
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 10/07/2009

This was the first Gewurztraminer I tried while at Tasting Room (Uptown Park). After my second bottle, the initial love wasn't as strong. It's still a grape variety I enjoy drinking because of how light the flavor is.


Snooth User: daybreaker
25643127
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 09/15/2009

Four glasses


External Reviews for Hook & Ladder Gewürztraminer Russian River Valley

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Vintage: 2007 11/24/2008

Sonoma Harvest Fair 2008 - Bronze Medal




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