Sierra Foothills, California
Every once in a while, the stars align, the vintage is (nearly) perfect, and our Viognier is flat-out spectacular on its own. We saw this almost immediately as the wine started to ferment. The aromas were amazing, and the wine just came together quickly in a way I haven’t often seen. Perfect balance of exuberance and subtlety.
This wine is a blend of two vineyard sites and two soil types - roughly 50;50 from each. Firstly, we have the Cedarville Vineyard, on coarse decomposed granite soils which yield a textural and floral style of Viognier. The rest comes from the Sumu Kaw Vineyard, located on old volcanic soils, which provides more mid-palate fruit and density. Together, they make quite a nice wine, I think. Whole cluster pressed and co-fermented. Aged entirely in tank. And, it is delicious! An awesome white for Fall drinking! -Winemaker's Notes