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2017 Viognier

2017 Viognier
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92 points - Vinous
91 points - Wine Enthusiast

This is a beautifully delineated perfumed nose offering exotic spices, white peach, apricot and pungent flowers.  Candied ginger, anise seed and mineral-accented orange peel bring layers of complexity to a supple, silky texture that’s complemented by bright acidity bringing length.  This wine is wonderfully balanced and persistent.  Aged for 10 months in a combination of stainless steel and 400L French oak puncheons, both older neutral vessels and once-filled.

Technical Information

Soil Type: Mocho Loam - this sandy, alluvial soil is fine-grained, fertile and deposited by water flowing from the Santa Ynez River.  Due to their sandy nature, there is little water retention in these soils which creates higher aromatics and density in the fruit.   

Harvest Dates: Two passes, August 30th and September 1st

Alcohol: 14.8%

pH: 3.6 pH

TA: 5.7 g/L

Bottling Date: June 14th, 2018

Cases Produced: 312

Wine Specs
Santa Ynez
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