With bright, tropical fruit backing its luxurious fragrance, this is truly a quintessential Viognier. The nose is saturated with bold notes of lemongrass, Tahitian vanilla, & marzipan, while more delicate notes of juniper & chamomile add complexity. The palate strikes an intriguing balance between its rich texture & bright acidity that seamlessly weave in & out from the second it hits the tongue to the lingering finish. Mango, orange creamsicle, apricot, & coconut intertwine on the palate, with a splash of pomelo & white pepper on the finish. This wine is an intoxicating matrix of delightful minerality from beginning to end with a refreshing vein of acidity that lingers on the palate. Drinks beautifully by itself but will also pair with a wide range of cheese, seafood dishes, sushi, & savory poultry dishes.
|Grape Variety:||80% Viognier, 15% Marsanne, 5% Vermentino|
|Appellation:||El Dorado AVA|
|Elevation & Site:||2,300 feet. Steep, east-facing slopes extend to the bottom of the hill. East-west rows. The coolest parts of the vineyard|
|Cellaring:||Barrel fermented and stored on lees for 6 months in 10% new French oak and 90% neutral French oak, stirred monthly|
|Bottling Date:||June 2021|
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Spicy Tuna Rolls, Bacon-Wrapped Scallops, Yellow Curry with Chicken, Honey-Baked Ham, Calamari Piccata, Ahi Niçoise Salad