Vintage 2018
Wine Type White
Varietal Viognier
Region Napa Valley
Winemaker Christophe Paubert

SOURCE: Napa Valley, Oak Knoll and Carneros

VARIETAL COMPOSITION: 100% Viognier

Tasting Notes

This wine has racing acidity and a steely minerality which adds to the wine’s crispness and complexity. Layers of white peach, hints of lemon grass and raw almond, are plentiful on the palate, leading to a very long elegant, delicately floral spiced finish.

Vineyard Notes

Our Viognier is sourced from three select vineyards in the Oak Knoll and Carneros AVAs. Located in the southern part of  Napa Valley, these cooler vineyards are optimal for growing Viognier, providing sufficient sun exposure for ripening and cool marine fog for maintaining natural acidity. The Viognier planted at these Oak Knoll and Carneros vineyards showcase flavor complexity and refined aromatic expression ideal for our bottling. 

Vintage Notes

The Napa Valley region enjoyed a stunning, near picture-perfect 2018 growing season including good winter rains, mild spring weather and steady temperatures throughout that allowed for even flowering and bud break. These ideal growing conditions were followed by a cool, even and slow-paced harvest which allowed the winery to vinify wines at a gentle pace. The resulting 2018 wines are of very high quality with concentrated flavors, color and excellent acidity.

Winemaking Notes

The beauty of Viognier is captured in its freshness, and the traditional techniques used by Winemaker Christophe Paubert preserve that splendor. Harvested by hand, the fruit was whole-cluster pressed and fermented in neutral French oak barrels. It was then aged on the lees and stirred every week for four months. This wine does not go through malolactic fermentation, which helped to preserve the delicate floral aromas, fruit freshness and balanced acidity.

Varietal Composition: 100% Viognier

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