Viognier 2015

Viognier 2015

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Winemaker Notes

Our Viognier opens with notes of tropical papaya and creamy banana with hints of mango and nectarine. The rich mouthfeel is nuanced with white flowers and apricots, while orange oil and stone fruit flesh out the mid-palate. Golden apple and peach fuzz, with a fun note of fruit cocktail finish this dry wine. While elegant now, this wine will develop greater complexity with cellaring.
 

Awards, Ratings, Reviews

Silver Medal, 2016 Cascadia Wine Competition

89 points, Wine Enthusiast

Wines of the Week, WinesNW.com (White Wines for Seafood 9/15/16)
"This wine comes from Abacela’s Fault Line Vineyard in the Umpqua Valley of Oregon. Fermented in stainless steel, the rich wine is bone dry, even though it exudes a cornucopia of tropical fruits: papaya, mango, nectarine and banana. The palate is complex adding green apple, mineral and orange blossom." 

Technical Notes

Fruit Source:  Abacela’s Estate Fault Line Vineyards
 
Appellation:  Umpqua Valley, Southern Oregon
 
Harvest Date:  24 September 2015
 
At harvest:  Sugar; 25.3° Brix, pH; 3.3, TA; 6.8 grams/liter
 
Varietal Composition:  Viognier 100%
 
At bottling:  Sugar; nil    
   
Cooperage:  Stainless Steel
 
Closure:  Stelvin Lux Plus Screwcap
 
Bottling date:  10 February 2016
 
Alcohol:  14.5% by volume
 
Case Production:  284 (750 mL)