Property: Sunnyview Vineyard
ClonalSelection: Entav 642
Site: goldfield soils along Olivet Lane west of Santa Rosa ! Yield:3tons/acre
Growing Season Summary: The 15/16 winter rains were a blessing after years of drought, and a warm earlyspring allowed for early budbreak in 2016. The even and temperate growing season propelled the vines towards ripeness earlier than normal and a lighter crop added to that. Even and high quality with lower yields marks the 2016 vintage.
HarvestDate: September 14th
Whole-cluster pressed while still cold from the field
Fermented in stainless at 55° to retain delicate and racked to 500L French oak puncheons
Aged sur lees for 10 months in French oak puncheons
Un-fined and sterile filtered ;bottled June 2017
The 2016 Viognier brims with honeysucky, lavender, lichee fruit, and fresh pineapple aromas layeredwith fresh cut hay, honeycomb, and marmalade. The bright acidity on the palate is mingled with minerality and rich tropical fruit and quince delivering an aromatic yet rich Rhone-style wine.