2016 Viognier
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Alcohol %
14.4

2016 Viognier

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SKU: TVRR16VG2

Vineyard
Property: Sunnyview Vineyard
Appellation:RussianRiverValley
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

 HarvestBrix: 26.2°

Winemaking

 Hand-harvested,pickedatnight

 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

Coopers:Demptos,Vernou

 Un-fined and sterile filtered ;bottled June 2017

Notes
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.