Country of Origin: USA
Region: Sonoma County
Type: White wine
Grape variety: Viognier
Why we love this wine:
This is a juicy white dry wine that has a low to medium acidity with bright, fruity aromas of honeyed peaches, fruit salad and roasted banana. On the palate, we found pineapple with notes of pears, peach and a nectarine finish with fine, chewy, fruit tannins and no oak.
Pairs magnificently with seafood.
Winemaker / tasting notes:
Viognier is a tricky grape to grow in that it buds out early and is susceptible to frost. Also, it's thick skins require patience to get the full flavor potential of the grape. The vines basked in the sun during the day and were cooled at night which contributes to this Viognier's full-body weight and nice acidity. This varietal comes to us from the Northern Rhone Valley in France. Presumed to have arrived from Dalmatia and transported to the Rhone 1,700 years ago by Romans. There are only 2,000 acres of this variety in California at this time.