Pride Mountain Vineyards Sonoma County Viognier 2019

$45

New release from legendary Pride Mountain Winery atop Spring Mountain.  Limited. The Pride Mountain Viognier is a luscious wine exudes fragrances of peach, lemon zest, nectarine, gardenia and dried rose petal. The palate is round and balanced, possessing a delightful tension between the unctuous classically-viognier character upfront and a refreshing tingly verve on the long finish. Farming viognier is no simple task. It is more susceptible than other grape varieties to vineyard woes including frost damage, springtime fungus, poor set and sunburn. To achieve a balanced vine canopy, we cane prune in a way unique to our viognier vines. Our vineyard crew spends much more time in each acre of viognier than they do in any acre of our cabernet sauvignon. The fruits of such labor in 2019 is a wine with gorgeous synergy between its various aromatic and structural components. Th­e 2019 Viognier was fermented in entirely neutral French oak barrels (5 - 10 years old) and then aged on its lees, with periodic battonage, for four months prior to bottling on Valentine’s Day of 2020.  

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Ratings on Delectable

Michael Chelus Delectable Pro

Apple, lemon, honey, candied citron, dried apricot and slate. Great acidity and balance.

Apple, lemon, honey, candied citron, dried apricot and slate. Great acidity and balance.

9.0

Marc Fagelman

High Mineralization, Grassy, and hints of sunflower

High Mineralization, Grassy, and hints of sunflower

8.4

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