Our estate Viognier is the first release from the 2010 vintage, and with its lovely aromatics and sumptuous flavors, is a perfect herald of spring! The vines are planted along the very crest of our Spring Mountain property where they soak up the afternoon sunlight that ripens them to perfection. While the 2010 vintage was full of surprises and a heat spike led to sunburn in many Napa Valley vineyards, our ambient temperatures never exceeded the 90's and our vines up above the fog line were unaffected. Grapes were harvested in six passes between October 12th and October 26th and were then fermented in 50% stainless steel and 50% neutral (at least five years old) oak barrels, with periodic lees stirring to create texture and weight.

Appellation: Sonoma County
Vintage: 2010
Harvest: October 2010
Fermentation: 50% Neutral French Oak
50% Stainless Steel
Cooperage: 50% Neutral French Oak
50% Stainless Steel
Blend: 100% Viognier
Alcohol: 14.8%
Bottling: March 2011
Production: 1280 cases
Release Date: May 2011
Price: $42.00