2015 Viognier, 'Caties Corner', Russian River
Vineyard Notes: Sustainably farmed, cool climate site, river cobbles and Goldridge loam soils. Normal budbreak, one of longest sets on record (28 days +), warm summer, smaller crop around 2.7 tons to the acre. We harvested the grapes September 8th.
Winemaker’s Tasting Notes: Barrel fermented in neutral French oak and aged for 16 months sur lees. Golden yellow in color. Bright nose full of apricot, lemon and orange marmalade, with hints of licorice and thyme. Background notes of jasmine, paper whites, hazelnut and toasted almond. Mouthful of apricot, liquid minerals, and peach liquor. Finishes long with hints of lemon meringue, white peaches, and touch of salinity.
Cases Produced: 323