Viognier grapes from our small hillside block are ripenened to perfection to produce a wine with opulent tropical fruit character.
This Viognier is a wonderful complement to lobster, Thai mango salad and halibut with pineapple salsa.
The vigor-limiting rootstock and limited irrigation on our small hillside block of Viognier yield intense fruit flavors from smaller berries. These grapes were harvested when they were very ripe to create a very full and richly textured wine.
Moderate temperatures with no rainfall throughout the ripening season allowed the grapes to fully develop exceptionally concentrated flavors.
Harvest: September 20th, 2019
Fermentation: The grapes were picked in the cool morning and immediately pressed. After settling, the clear juice was racked into barrels and fermented at a cool temperature to retain fresh fruit flavors.
Cooperage / Aging: The wine was barrel fermented and aged 7 months in neutral French oak barrels.
Bottling Date: April 17, 2020
Production: 167 Cases
Color: Golden straw
Aromas: Fresh peach, wildflowers
Palate: Concentrated fresh floral and peach flavors. Full, rich finish
Wine Type: Estate White
Varietal: 100% Viognier
Appellation: Dry Creek Valley Estate
Acid: 0.56 g/100ml
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