The 2012 Viognier has beautiful aromas of orange blossom and stone fruit, followed by a full flavored mouth feel accompanied by fresh, bright acidity and balance.
Our Viognier blend came from three vineyards throughout the Central Coast: Wild Horse Estate and Nevarez Vineyards in Paso Robles, and Boekenoogen Vineyard in Carmel Valley. Each lot was delivered to the winery in ½ ton bins and went direct to press. Free run was separated from the press fraction to maintain pH balance and avoid bitterness due to the high concentration of tannin inherent to Viognier skins. Juice was fermented in tank and then transferred to all neutral French Oak barrels at 17 brix to complete primary fermentation. This wine aged sur lies in neutral French oak for 6 months prior to blending and bottling.
Food Pairing Notes
Enjoy this wine with smoked oysters or a lobster salad with apricot vinaigrette.