2015 North Coast Viognier

91 Points
Tasting.com, June 2016

Available in-store only. Try our Estate Viognier!

Viognier is a tricky grape to grow in that it buds out early and is susceptible to frost. It's thick skins also require patience to achieve the full flavor
potential of the grape. Our Viognier vines basked in the sun during the day and were cooled at night which contributes to a full-body weight and nice acidity.

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The grapes were handpicked and de-stemmed without being crushed then immediately pumped to our tank press where the juice was gently squeezed from the grapes. Juice was pumped to a stainless steel fermenting tank and the wine was chilled and settled overnight. The juice was then racked (decanted) off the grape solids and inoculated with a pure strain of wine yeast. Fermentation proceeded at a cool 50 degrees F to preserve the lovely fruit character and kept in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks.

Vintage
2015
Wine Type
White Wine
Varietal
Viognier
Appellation
North Coast
Harvest Date
August 5 - September 15
Acid
0.63g/100ml
pH
3.68
Alcohol %
14.0

Tasting Notes & Pairings

A rich, perfumed varietal, this wine has pineapple, peach, and apricot flavors, with accents of floral and citrus notes. Pairs well with Gruyere or Camembert cheese, sushi, or tarragon chicken.