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Limited
2018 Viognier

Viognier 2018

Limited
2018 Viognier
BEST OF CLASS – 94 pts – American Fine Wine Competition 2020 “Fields” of lavender, ultra-intense and fragrant, with faint suggestions of peach and exotic/spiced flower notes; firm, medium full body, yet light and airy in the feel. Pairs well with fish, Asian dishes, vegetables and citrus salads.
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Wine Specs

Vintage 2018
Varietal Viognier
Residual sugar 0
Alcohol % 13.5

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TASTING NOTES

Reminiscent of honeyed tangerine and peach, this wine is crisp and dry, yet round on the palate. Aroma of violets, followed by a long, dry finish. Pairs well with goat cheeses, fish, Asian dishes, citrus salads. A big hit paired with Lamb Tagine at a recent winemaker dinner.


VINEYARD NOTES

We follow the Lodi Rules for sustainable grapegrowing. Harvested in the Mokelumne River AVA of the Lodi Appellation, our grape clones are Tablas Creek cuttings from the famous French Château de Beaucastel Winery in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape region. Our climate is very similar to that of the Southern Rhône with cool nighttime breezes from the Mokelumne River nearby giving our grapes their ripe, fruity flavors with excellent balance.


WINEMAKER NOTES

All of our grapes are hand-picked and immediately pressed as whole clusters to capture the fresh, flavorful Viognier character. The grapes were harvested in the early morning to keep acidity at its highest, providing the vibrancy in the wine. The juice is then cool fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks to highlight the pure fruit expressions


Best of Class

2020 American Fine Wine Competition