Former aerospace engineer Brent Helleckson is sitting on near-30-year-old Gewurztraminer vines planted at the second highest elevation vineyard in North America. The result of that fruit is concentrated, lively Gewurz with bracing acidity and nary an ounce of “fat” to drag it down. This wine has a pithy bite that won’t be fully tamed for several more years in the bottle.


WHO: Stone Cottage Cellars
WHAT: Gewurztraminer
WHERE: West Elks, Colorado
WHEN: 2009
HOW MUCH: $22

 

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