100% Viognier, Hastings Ranch Vineyard, Adelaida District
This a sharp, tight expression of a grape that is too often overblown. The aromatics are honeysuckle, sweetness and creaminess: think brie with honey. Again, honey on the palate, with racy acid and a definite mineral streak, slightly saline. The wine was over-vintaged in concrete, and a full malolactic fermentation has built texture and further opened the aromatics. Bottled unfiltered and unfined, this is our best iteration of the wine to date.