2016 was an exceptional vintage in Oregon much like 2014 and 2015. It was warmer in the winter, which gave us an early bud break (a day earlier than 2015).While temperatures were higher in the summer than we are used to, we had a warm and dry Fall leading to ripe, clean grapes with developed flavors. We had lower and more balanced crop yields than that of previous vintages. We are looking forward to seeing these wines develop in bottle for years to come.
TASTING NOTES: The 2016 Illahe viognier leaps from the glass with expressive stone fruit, and floral aromas of apricot, tangerine, honey blossom and wet stone. The palate is layered with peach compote, banana peel, and lavender with a touch of uncrushed peppercorn. Our viognier is steel-fermented to preserve the grape varietyâ€™s food-friendly acidity and an off-dry palate makes this wine a crowd pleaser.
Production: 1800 cases AVA: Willamette Valley Winemaker: Brad Ford Titratable Acidity: 7.39g/L Elevation:250-450ft Alc. 12% by volume Final pH: 3.36 Fermentation: 100% stainless steel Residual Sugar: 11 g/L Pressing: Crushed with overnight soak Vineyards: 7% Goschie Farms, 23% Illahe Vineyards Soil: Marine Sedimentary Clay and loam Notes: Horse drawn, hand picked, hand sorted, barrel fermented, hand bottled
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Published on Feb 7, 2018