Aromas of ripe pineapple, golden delicious apples, and guava are complemented by a hint of vanilla. On the palate, lush flavors of fresh ripe pineapples, Mutsu apples, guava and fresh Honeycrisp are balanced by flavors of lychee and banana. For you buttery Chardonnay lovers, this Viognier is for you.
Even in the wonderful climate of Lodi, Viognier is still a challenge in the vineyard. The growing season in 2020 allowed the fruit to gain a great balance between sugar, acid and other flavors. The HAND-PICKED crop was brought into the winery in small bins, in peak condition.
The grapes were gently pressed and the juice was allowed to settle in cool stainless tanks for best results. Fermented to near-dryness, the wine was then aged in French and American oak barrels, of which 7% were new. The process of small barrel aging will allow the wine to slightly concentrate its essence and fully express its true character.
Pairs well with pork, rich fish such as salmon and tuna, spicy food, and poultry dishes.