Barrel fermented to dryness and then barrel aged on its lees, this sensual white wine is unusually aromatic and flavorful, with an exceptionally full middle palate. At the same time balance is accentuated and length increased by avoiding malolactic fermentation, providing focus and a refreshing finish. Consistently rated among the best in California, our Viognier joins our Zinfandels in defining varietal excellence.
The 2018 Viognier greets you with the aroma of pears, linden tree blossoms and the full fragrance of a meadow in spring bloom. Suggestions of apricots and peaches join pears on the palate, with a touch of pineapple. Medium weight and dry, the wine has sufficient acid and focus to keep it lively rather than ponderous. The stone fruit lingers on and on in a clean and vibrant finish.