Focusing entirely on the pure essence of the fruit, the aromas of citrus blossoms and ripe peaches in the 2003 Viognier are enticing enough to turn us into human fruit flies. Once out of the glass and into your mouth, these flavors burst forward, while a delightful richness floods the palate. Sparklingly bright acidity keeps this wine lively and refreshing all the way through the last moment of the lingering finish. This wine is the epitome of springtime and what we refer to as our “immediate gratification wine” because it is best enjoyed in its exuberant youth.

Appellation: Sonoma County
Vintage: 2003
Harvest: October 2003
Fermentation: Neutral Oak
Cooperage: Neutral Oak
Blend: 100% Viognier
Alcohol: 14.3%
Bottling: March 2004
Production: 1033 cases
Release Date: May 2004
Price:
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Reviews

  • The Wine Advocate: December 28, 2005, Issue 157
    Rating: 89

    The 2003 Viognier reveals classic lychee nut, orange marmalade, Honeysuckle, and floral notes, medium body, crisp acidity, and a long finish. It is aged completely in neutral wood before bottling. This wine should drink well for 1-2 years.

  • Wine Enthusiast: June 2004
    Rating: 92

    Hits the top of the yummy scale. Massive flavors of tropical fruits, peaches, vanilla custard, honeysuckle, butterscotch, all of it smooth and creamy. Impacts the palate enormously; a big wine all the way through.