2013 Viognier

(not eligible for discounts)

Silver Medal 2015 S.F. Chronicle Competition

Gold Medal 2014 Orange County Wine Competition

We have been making Viognier for more than a decade.  Bill loves the body and flavors of this white wine varietal – and prefers to make it in a European style.  The prior two vintages have won Best of Class awards in International Competitions.

Our Viognier is crisp, dry and full bodied with a lingering finish of ripe fruit.  To retain the purest expression of the grapes, the wine was fermented in stainless steel with no oak contact.  The color is pale straw with hints of green.  Delicate floral and citrus scents are followed by guava, jasmine and white pear notes with a hint of ginger.  Rich flavors of white peach and apricot are present immediately, while tropical fruits are more apparent on the palate as the wine opens.  The round smooth body of the wine is accented by crisp acidity and a clean finish.  We love to pair this with shellfish, but it’s great with pork, chicken – and it’s always our Thanksgiving white wine.

Production Notes

Varietal Composition
Viognier
Appellation
Sonoma County
Alcohol
14.1%
pH
3.56
Brix at harvest
23.8
% Malolactic
0
TA (g/100ml)
.58
Residual Sugar (g/100 ml)
.03
Winemaker
Bill Arbios
Production
590 cases

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