Our vibrant Viognier is Chardonnay's "Exotic Sister", although a traditional white Rhone varietal, it is not as well-known as the more prevalent Chardonnay here in Napa Valley. Notheless, we've found the mild climate of the Oak Knoll District to be an ideal growing site for this wonderful wine!
Vibrant and extremely aromatic, we whole-cluster press our estate-grown grapes to highlight the fruit components both in the nose and on the tongue. A heady perfume of peach, apricot and white flowers, plus a hint of coconut reveals itself as soon as the cork is removed. A dance across the palate reveals freshness and intensity, with tantilizing zings of cooking spices. A touch of aeration offers more complex notes of lemon, pineapple and mango, followed by notes of ginger and grapefruit. Clean, bright and vivacious, Viognier pairs well with Asian cuisines, with enough body and structure to stand up to spicy foods, curries and salsas
Awarded at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
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