2016 Viognier Russian River Valley
Viognier, the classic white varietal of the grand Condrieu appellation of France’s northern Rhone Valley, makes a truly distinctive white wine. Row in the vineyards

Russian River Valley
Campbell McKinney Vineyard
Date Picked: 10/12/2016
Brix at Harvest: 24.6
Age of Vines: 21st leaf
Fermentation Mode: Cold fermented in a stainless steel tank
Yeast: QA23
Length of Fermentation: 30 days
Fermentation Temperature: 52 degrees F
Aging: 4 months in neutral barrels
Alcohol: 14.2 pH: 3.44 TA: .673 RS: Dry
Bottling Date: 3/21/17
Cases Produced: 150
Cellar Lifespan: 3 - 4 years

Winemaker Notes:

*A brilliant pale golden color.

*The nose is full of peaches and apricots with a hint
of the grassiness characteristic of this unique variety
when grown in the Russian River Valley.

*The flavors are direct reflections of the nose, ripe
fruit with a suggestion of grapefruit and spice.

*This Viognier has an elegance to it, and yet there is a rich structure that lends it to being served with a wide variety of foods. It will work with grilled fish, but will stand up as well to rich and spicy dishes.

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