How about something just slightly exotic for Mother’s Day this year? That’s our Napa Valley Viognier with its heady stone fruit, floral and spice aroma. And, this oh so easy to prepare entrée, with a slight Asian accent, offers a beautiful yin and yan of sweet and savory flavors as the perfect complement. Toss together [...]
Viognier may be shy bearing and difficult to press but the payoff is gorgeous stone fruit and flowers! We’re talking fresh peach, nectarine, honeysuckle, grapefruit and something slightly tropical like pineapple – absolutely delicious! Hear all about it! Viognier and food: Bone dry, with all the body and weight of a Chardonnay, it makes an [...]
Abundantly fruity, a burst of fresh peach, juicy pear and sweet honeysuckle anticipates lush flavors of nectarine, ripe melon and pineapple with a clean, bright grapefruit finish. LISTEN (MP3) Download Winemaker Notes
An exotically fragrant alternative to Chardonnay with fresh peach, ripe apricot, sweet honeysuckle and spice. Pairings: Shellfish, pork, duck, fish or chicken with a fruity or Asian flair. LISTEN (MP3) Download Winemaker Notes
Well, it’s hard to pronounce, but worth it! Exotically fragrant, heady, tropical and lush. Viognier is a very ancient variety going back to at least Roman times and comes to us from the Rhone Valley in southern France. It makes some of the most distinctively aromatic wines in the world. The peach, honey and floral [...]
Exotic flavors and fragrant aromas with honeysuckle, white peach, green apple, apricot and spice. Luscious, tropical flavors, honey, melon and ripe pear coat the palate followed by a crisp, citrusy finish. Listen to our audio winemaker note: mp3 Read more about this wine here.
Viognier isn’t widely grown outside of its ancestral home in the Rhone Valley of southern France. A limited fruit yielding variety, it was relatively unknown here in California until the early 1990s and the acreage still remains limited due to the difficulty of cultivation. For Geoff Gorsuch, our winemaker, the low yields and viticultural challenges [...]