2016 Estate Viognier

$20
Club Price: $16

Connoisseurs crave its lush mouth-feel, crisp finish, and mouth watering acidity.

Cline’s Viognier grapes come from our Sonoma Coast and Carneros vineyards. These regions are cool – bathed by morning fog and warmed by afternoon sun – and have gained a worldwide reputation for producing high quality wine grapes. The vineyards are located in the southern end of Sonoma Valley where coastal breezes blow throughout the growing season. The soil is rich with minerals and rarely needs irrigation. Since 2000, Cline Cellars has farmed the Green String Way – sustainably and in harmony with the natural world. Cover crops, compost teas, oyster shells, and crushed volcanic rock restore soil nutrients. Sheep graze the weeds. Two thousand high-capacity solar panels harness the sun’s energy to power our winery. Our vines and fruit are chemical-free, and our winery is energy-independent and self-reliant.

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Sensitive to their surroundings, these grapes were hand-picked at just the right moment without being crushed, gently pressed, chilled, and fermented at 50°F, then stored in neutral barrels to allow the fruit flavors to shine.

Vintage
2016
Wine Type
White Wine
Varietal
Viognier
Appellation
Sonoma Coast
Harvest Date
September 9 - 26
Acid
.60g/100ml
pH
3.54
Alcohol %
14

Tasting Notes & Pairings

Rich and distinctive aromas of peaches, apricots, orange blossoms and honeysuckle.