2008 Viognier, Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley, Estate
Bottled, Gannon Vineyard
$27.00 per bottle (only 24.30 when you buy a case or more)
Clear straw yellow color. Fresh aromatics of fruits and flowers. Flavors like melon, papaya, lemon, mango, pear, hazelnut and rice pudding. Fresh dry and lingering.
Viognier is delicate and weak growing, thus usually means meager crops. Small clustered with small golden skinned berries, with origins in the Rhone Valley’s Condrieu Appellation.
Frick's Estate Gannon Vineyard, on the southeast-facing slope near the winery is good ground for viognier. This 1½ acre vineyard was planted to Viognier in 1988 on decomposed Dry Creek Conglomerate soil. The vines have very low vigor and the grapes produced are full of rich classic viognier character. This vintage produced only 1.25 ton per acre.
This wine is 100% Viognier. All the flavors are grape, this wine did not touch oak. Aromas burst from the glass with exotic fruit and floral components. The flavors are mouth filling and complex. This is a memorable white wine that will keep you interested through the meal. 2008 was above average in ripeness, with rich flavor.
hamachi sushi, pouched halibut, steamed mussels and clams, pumpkin soup, fresh goat cheese, scampi, baked potato, lobster, mussels, clams, scampi.
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122 cases made.