Aromatic orange blossom and lilac on the nose, balanced on the palate with a hint of clove lingering through the finish.
Blend: 100% Viognier
Hyatt Vineyard, Yakima Valley AVA, WA
WINEMAKER NOTES: The 2015 vintage in Washington state was the warmest to date and this record heat brought our grapes to their maximum ripeness while eastern Washington’s usual dramatic swings between daytime highs and nighttime lows allowed our grapes to preserve ideal acidity. Given the extreme temperatures, we were careful to harvest our Viognier before it became overripe to preserve the floral aromas that we love in this grape. We fermented and aged this wine in a combination of new, 1 year and neutral French barrels for added hints of vanilla and spice. We then stirred the lees for 3 months to create a rich creamy mouthfeel without putting the wine through malolactic fermentation. This allowed us to incorporate a roundness in the wine without losing its fresh acidity.
- Gold – 2017 San Francisco International Wine Competition (92 Points)
- Curried scallops or shrimp
- Fresh young cheeses
- Spinach salad with mandarin and almonds