Composition: 50% Viognier, 40% Chardonnay, 5% Marsanne, 5% Roussanne
This enticing wine begins with bold citrus aromas that leap from the glass, followed by lovely hints of lemongrass, stone fruit and honeysuckle. While the palate is lush and layered, with generous flavors of peach and pineapple, lively acidity and a sophisticated underlying minerality bring poise and energy to the bright, mouth-filling finish.
In Napa Valley, a mild spring and summer, with no significant heat events, pushed the beginning of harvest back a full four weeks from our average start date. In addition to providing abundant hangtime, the temperate weather ensured that the fruit was able to preserve excellent natural acidity. Because the cool weather continued into autumn, we were able to assess and pick each block at ideal ripeness. One of the most noteworthy elements of the growing season was the fact that the grapes were able to develop beautiful, fully ripe flavors, at lower Brix. As a result, the wines are both elegant and complex, with excellent energy and acidity, and lovely varietal character.