Composition: 65% Viognier, 35% Chardonnay; Aging & Oak: 5 months in 100% second vintage oak, 2.5% French oak, 97.5% Stainless Steel
This is an alluring wine with pure and vivid aromas of honeysuckle, orange blossom and lime leaf. On the soft, velvety palate, flavors of orange zest, white peach and tropical papaya glide to a long, satisfying finish.
The 2013 harvest was early, even and excellent, with all of our Estate fruit in the winery by October 10th. A warm dry spring brought an early bud break and created ideal conditions for flowering and fruit set. In the weeks after Labor Day, a moderate heat event followed by a period of perfect weather created a dream scenario for end-of-season ripening. Rain was not a factor, and for the second vintage in a row, the quality of the grapes was exceptional throughout Napa Valley.