2004 Viognier

2004 Viognier

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Viognier is planted in our Huerhuero vineyard as it is the highest and most southerly. It benefits from the cooling Pacific breezes that blow through the Templeton Gap in the afternoon. The fruit was hand picked in mid September with only the ripest, highest quality bunches being selected. The fruit was whole cluster pressed and fermented in temperature controlled, stainless steel tanks for a period of 10 days, until dryness. Following fermentation, the wine was transferred into smaller tanks where frequent lees stirring took place over six months to improve mouthfeel and add complexity. This wine did not undergo malic fermentation. Prior to bottling the wine was lightly filtered and cold stabilized.

Enjoy now through 2007.

Tasting Notes

  • Color: Pale gold with green hints
  • Aroma: Fresh and bright with notes of tropical fruits such as pineapple and banana with hints of citrus peel, orange blossom and ginger spice
  • Taste: Broad, creamy and full-bodied on the palate; fresh and well balanced with citrus and tropical fruits, particularly pineapple; good length, lush with a long, clean finish
Other Notes
"A generous and spicy example of this Rhône variety" — Matthias Gubler, Winemaker
Wine Specs
Paso Robles
Harvest Date
Sep. 13, 2004
100% stainless steel fermentation and aging
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