Golden yellow in color like hay, this wine kicks off with super intense aromas of stone fruits like apricot and peach. It also boasts tropical characters like guava and pineapple. With great acidity up front in the mouth, the wine reveals bright lemon and apricot flavors with a hint of peach. The wine is medium-bodied and a little creamy as a result of the lees stirring. It finishes long and clean with the lemon and apricot characters riding into the sunset.
Varietals- 100% Viognier
Vineyards- Lyman Vineyard
Aging/Cooperage- 18 months in neutral French oak barrels
Production- Harvested in early September, the grapes from these vineyards were gently destemmed and then sent to the press where skins were separated from the juice. After chilling this juice down to 40F we let it slowly come back up via Fermentation kinetics. This wine fermented in barrel and afterwards, sat “sur lies” with regular lees stirring for 8 months. In mid-summer we racked the wine off of the lees and back into barrel for more aging. After another 10 months it was racked and chilled down low for 3 weeks to keep fresh and prepare for bottling.