Viognier 2016

Viognier 2016

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Winemaker Notes

Immediately you are drawn to the ripe nose, reminiscent of peaches and orange zest. Classic, pure and refined, this Viognier is true to our house style. A full, and rich mouthfeel gives this bone-dry wine a sense of sweetness. The moderate alcohol and medium acidity create a harmonious structure. While complex and enjoyable now, a short cellar time will reward the connoisseur.
 

Awards, Ratings, Reviews

91 points, Wine Enthusiast 
Stainless steel fermented and bone-dry, this leesy, creamy wine balances lime, lemon and grapefruit flavors. Those citrus notes roll through richer dried apricot tones and into a balanced, persistent finish. Drink now and over the next two years. P.G.

Silver Medal, 2017 Cascadia Wine Competition

Technical Notes

Fruit Source:  Abacela’s Estate Fault Line Vineyards
 
Appellation:  Umpqua Valley, Southern Oregon
 
Harvest Date:  20 September 2016
 
At harvest:  Sugar; 25.3° Brix, pH; 3.66, TA; 7.4 grams/liter
 
Varietal Composition:  Viognier 100%
 
At bottling:  Sugar; nil      
 
Cooperage:  Stainless Steel 
 
Closure: Screwcap
 
Bottling date:  7 February 2017
 
Alcohol:  14.5% by volume
 
Case Production:  293