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2006 Viognier Santa Barbara County

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Winemaker Notes

Increasingly fashionable but still not quite a household name, Viognier (pronounced vee-ohn-yay) is definitely ready for the big sunglasses and warmth of the spotlight. In general, Viognier is known for its beautiful floral and tropical aromatics. Following just the right combination of barrel and stainless steel tank fermentation of this win,. the classic apricot, peach and honeysuckle aromas have been preserved in the typical expressive Consilience style. The sweetness on the nose almost sets up an expectation for an off-dry wine, but instead gives way to rounded and expansive fruit flavors captured in a dry style.

1,485 cases produced

Varietal Characteristics

Viognier is another fantastic Rhone varietal that shows complexities of tropical fruit aromatics like pineapple, peaches and mango.

Vineyard Source

Camp 4 Vineyard is ideally set in a warm climate zone, on the edge of Happy Canyon. The vineyard is relatively flat which allows for even and consistent ripening of the grapes.

 

 

Current Vintage Accolades - '06 Viognier, Santa Barbara County

Bronze Medal

Dallas Wine Competition
February 2008