90 points - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
A quintessential expression of this timeless varietal, our viognier offers high toned notes of jasmine, doughnut peach, tangerine, and apricot. Hints of flint and baking spice offer a wonderful complexity to this concentrated and rich vintage. The wine is full bodied, with great length, maintaining freshness in a pristine, clean, bright style.
The wine is fermented in stainless steel and 400L puncheons, of which roughly 20% were new French oak. The wine undergoes partial malolactic fermentation, and ages for 10 months before bottling.
Soil Types: Mocho Loam - this sandy, alluvial soil is fine-grained, fertile and deposited by water owing from the Santa Ynez River. Due to their sandy nature, there is little water retention in these soils which creates higher aromatics and density in the fruit.
Harvest Dates: August 19th - 25th
TA: .600 g/100mL
Bottled: June 16th, 2015 Cases Produced: 325