AROMAS & FLAVORS
This wine offers characters reminiscent of a summer’s day. Aromas of fresh flowers married with apricot, honeysuckle, lychee and marshmallow lead to vibrant flavors of stone fruit intertwined with guava, Meyer lemon, vanilla and honey.
Our Viognier pairs well with spicy cuisines such as Thai or Vietnamese. This wine is also delicious with sushi, sashimi and French cheeses.
HOW IT’S MADE
The hand-harvested Viognier grapes are gently whole-cluster pressed and then cold settled for 2 days in stainless steel tanks before moving into barrels. This wine undergoes 40% malolactic fermentation and is aged in new and older French oak barrels. The wine is sur lee aged and stirred every 2 weeks until bottling.
The winter of 2019-2020 produced average rainfall in Sonoma County, with the bulk of rain falling January through May. Spring temperatures were mild and warm, with bud break two weeks earlier than average. Temperatures during the summer were above average, with few nights of fog and cloud cover. The month of September was perfect for grape ripening, and harvest was completed on October 2.