Limited production wines showcasing the uniqueness of Sonoma County.
Our Reserve Viognier originates from Catie's Corner Vineyard, a Russian River Valley vineyard comprised of sandy clay loam soils. This vineyard experiences diurnal temperature variations that can create a day-to-night temperature difference of as much as 50 degrees. This phenomenon allows the fruit to ripen more slowly and develop an optimal balance, which ultimately creates a more layered, complex wine. As a result, our Viognier strikes a lovely balance between rich, ripe fruit, and crisp natural acidity, which is often hard to achieve in warmer climates.
We harvested our 2015 Viognier in the early morning hours, fermented cool, and finished in stainless steel to protect the varietal’s fragrance. This vintage is elegant in style with refreshing mineral character. It opens with aromatic citrus bergamot and pretty floral notes. Succulent flavors of apricot, peach, and guava are enlivened by a hint of lemon and vibrant natural acidity. Unlike last year’s rendition from the same vineyard, this vintage is lighter on spice and larger on minerals, making it more graceful and refined than its predecessor.