2013 Viognier

2013 Viognier

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Viognier is planted at the highest point in our estate Huerhuero Vineyard and benefits from the cooling Pacific breezes that blow through the Templeton Gap in the afternoon. The fruit was handpicked in early September and only the ripest, highest quality bunches were selected. Upon harvest, the fruit was pressed and the juice was transferred to stainless steel tanks to begin fermentation with a selected yeast strain to complement the expressive fruit of the variety. During fermentation, a small portion of the wine was transferred and aged for four months in neutral oak barrels, while the majority of the wine continued to ferment and age in stainless steel. Before bottling, the two portions were blended together for a complex yet varietally expressive wine.

Enjoy now through 2017.

Tasting Notes

  • Color: Pale straw
  • Aroma: Apricots with hints of mandarin orange peel, ginger and honeysuckle
  • Taste: Rich mouthfeel with notes of apricot and a zesty citrus finish
Other Notes
"A rich and refreshing example of this Rhône variety" — Kevin Willenborg, Winemaker
Wine Specs
Paso Robles
Harvest Date
Sep. 9, 2013
Stainless steel and neutral French oak barrels
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