Maloof Oak Ridge Gewurztraminer
Marlene and Thomas Woodward’s site sits 1400 feet above sea level in the White Salmon Valley, part of the Columbia Gorge AVA. The forty-year-old organic Gewurztraminer vines rest in Chemawa soils, facing south in the foothills of Mount Adams. Ross & Bee have been desperate to get their hands on this fruit again for a few years, so this cuvée feels particularly special to them. The grapes are fermented on skins for 19 days before being pressed off into neutral Burgundy barrels for an 8-month élevage. It was bottled unfined and unfiltered with 30 ppm of SO2. Only 149 cases were produced.