In 2019 we experienced a late bud break. What started off as another drought year was saved by a welcomed five inches of rain in May that produced lush vigor in the vines. The growing season was marvelously consistent with no major heat spikes. This allowed for slow ripening, long hang time and optimum flavors.
An ambrosial delight! The layered aromatics of the 2019 Viognier reveal layered intensity for a white wine. Bosc pear, freshly dried straw, Crenshaw melon, fresh white wildflowers and kiwi fruit spring from the glass. Notes of lychee fruit, Fuji apple, honeyed melon and marzipan express themselves as the wine opens up. The palate is richly textured with gobs of yellow fruit flavors and minerality. This wine possesses a plush mouthfeel interwoven with pops of acidity ultimately revealing balance, delicacy and a persistent finish.