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TERCERO 10 THE OUTLIER WHITE
Item: #268660
Bottle Size: 750ml
$19.98
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TERCERO 2010 PROPRIETARY WHITE "THE OUTLIER" SANTA BARBARA COUNTY 750mL

This is owner/winemaker Larry Schaffer's third release of this ‘dryish’ Gewurztraminer using fruit from a vineyard up in Los Alamos, about 15 miles north of Los Olivos. The vineyard sits in an area that gets cool nights and warm days. The cool nights allow the grapes to retain their natural acidity better, and the warm days allow the grapes to ripen nicely.

The 2010 vintage was marked by decent rains in the spring but a very long, cool summer. Ripening happened much slower than usual, and the clusters of Gewurztraminer were quite tiny, leading to truly concentrated flavors. The wine was aged in both stainless steel and a neutral oak barrel. This wine actually has about 1% residual sugar (about 10 grams per liter), making it ‘dry’ in most circles. It also has about 7 grams of acid per liter, which balances the sweetness and gives the wine the ability to be consumed on its own without being cloying.

Only 125 cases were produced, and this is a wine that pairs perfectly with spicy foods (Thai, Indian, sushi, Chinese . . . even a Buffalo Chicken Salad!) but is versatile enough to pair with lavendar Creme Brulee as well.
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