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2016 Calera Mt. Harlan Viognier

2016 Calera Mt. Harlan Viognier

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SKU: CL16VG
Calera’s Mt. Harlan Vineyards are located in the Gavilan Mountains 25 miles east of the Monterey Bay. The site was chosen for its limestone soils and ideal climate. At an average elevation of 2,200 feet it is among the highest and coolest vineyard sites in California.

Wine Profile

Production Notes
Varietal Content: 100% Viognier; Winemaking: 14 months, sur lie, 100% French oak, 60% neutral oak, 30% concrete vats, 10% stainless steel
Winemaker Notes
Crafted using a combination of neutral French oak barrels, stainless steel and concrete egg, this complex and alluring Viognier offers vivacious aromas of acacia, jasmine, and Meyer lemon. On the palate, flavors of zesty peach and lemon meringue glide to a bright and focused finish.
Production
After several years of drought, 2016 brought a return to normal winter rainfall levels, which replenished the Mt. Harlan vineyards and set the pace for a slightly early, but near-ideal, growing season. A warm spring led to a relatively early budbreak, followed by warm, sunny summer. While summer provided abundant sunshine for ripening the grapes, mild nights ensured that they ripened perfectly, with excellent acid and sugar levels.

Wine Specs

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Viognier
Appellation
Mt. Harlan
Harvest Date
October 14 – October 18, 2016
Sugar
25.0° Brix at harvest
Acid
0.65 g/100 ml titratable acidity
pH
3.22
Fermentation
15 days fermentation at 65°F
Alcohol %
13.9

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