2019 Viognier, 'Catie's Corner,' Russian River, Magnum
Winemaker’s Vineyard Notes: Sustainably farmed, cool climate site, river cobbles and Goldridge loam soils. Exceptionally rainy winter leading into wet, cool spring. Hot start to the summer but mild late June and all July. Heated up nicely in August. Smaller yield of 2.4 tons per acre. We harvested the grapes September 19th.
Winemaker’s Tasting Notes: Barrel fermented in neutral French oak and aged for 16 months sur lees. Golden honey in color. Very exotic, perfumy nose full of lychee, apricot, guava and clove. Background aromas of pineapple, peach liquer, banana runts, and gardenia. Ripe, delicious flavors of pineapple, apricot, and guava. Finishes long and bright with hints of peach liquer, liquid minerals and citrus peel.
Harvest Date: September 19th, 2019