Very light straw color with the exotic aroma of orange blossom, honeysuckle, lemon zest, and jasmine. Flavors of fresh mandarin, Meyer lemon, white flower, enticing spice, with an unctuous mouthfeel.
Chef Kolin suggests pairing the 2018 Viognier with decadent cheeses, Pad Thai, curries or seafood salad.
Winter rains and cool temperatures contributed to a later than usual bud break. Flowering in mid-June occurred in a very stable weather window (absent of heat, wind and rain) that contributed to a uniform berry set. The summer saw ideal weather throughout, with only two short heat spells. The fruit ripened slowly, which kept acids high and allowed flavors to fully develop and intensify.