Screaming Frenzy 2019 Riesling Gewurztraminer
70% Kurkjian Farms & 30% 7 Mountain Vineyards
This little digit walks the tight-rope of being mildly oily in texture & a backbone of bracing acidity. The Riesling speaks to a bright lemon/lime zest core of citrus fruit whilst the Gew harmonizes with a pretty pop of rose-water & floral sex-appeal. On the whole, aromatics reminiscent of the finest prom corsage or boutonniere in all the land. Queue up the slow-jamz... Jon BonCougarHalen and other such phenomena.
T.A.: 7.2 g/litre, pH: 3.19, Alc.: 12.1%
the label: “Drums and Roses”
If you have ever been to the hatch, then you’ve likely noticed the large farming fuel tanks perched just outside the tasting room, and if you never noticed them, I am sure you will now. Well as it turns out, these large watertight steel tanks are very versatile and have many uses, not all of them fuel related. But I digress, back to this label! You see the wine that this label represents is a delicious blend of Gewürztraminer and Riesling, two very aromatic grapes. Gewürztraminer is known for its lychee and floral notes, whilst Riesling can have citrus/stone-fruit characteristics, or in progression towards maturity...Petrol. It’s an interesting thing that, getting the aroma of gasoline from a wine, it almost seems unnatural, almost like it came from something else, or somewhere else. Wait, I see what you’re thinking, I’m not saying what you think I am, I just find the correlation between it all to be an interesting piece of information. Something to “fuel” your creative juices…