The grapes for our Viognier come from the formidable Alexander Valley, where warm days and nights allow rich flavors development and maturation. Each block of Viognier was harvested individually by hand at night to preserve the delicate flavors. The fruit was sent directly to press. After fermentation, the wine was aged in neutral French oak barrels for four months.
2020 kicked off with ideal growing conditions. Mild temperatures led to evenly developed clusters and an early budbreak was followed by a warm to hot summer. Low winter rains resulted in smaller berries with concentrated flavors. Harvest kicked off in early August and all things pointed to normal yields and exceptional fruit quality.