2014 VIOGNIERWine Match Special Selection

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WINE DETAILS
retail price: $24.00
club price: n/a
available:Yes
cases:1000
formats: 750mL
released:Mar 2, 2015
date profiled:Aug 3, 2015
region:Central Coast
AVA:Paso Robles
vineyards:Various
estate fruit:No
single vineyard: No
brix at harvest:Blended
alcohol:15.1%
fined:Yes
filtered:Yes
oak type:Unoaked 
oak barrels:Not Applicable  
 
 
varietal%AVAclone
viognier 100% Paso Robles
 
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Winemaker Sterling Kragten Notes
Vintage 2014 was a relatively uneventful growing season, with a dry, mild winter and vines getting off to an early start in spring, a pattern that followed through flowering, set, veraison and harvest, where there weren’t any memorable heat spikes. Even though the harvest was early, budbreak was even earlier, resulting in more grape hang time than in 2013.It was a compressed, fast harvest. Drought conditions are bittersweet for Paso Robles.... low yields, small clusters and tiny berries should result in concentrated wines. Tasting Notes Cold fermented in stainless steel tanks to retain Viognier’s true varietal character, the 2014 vintage showcases perfumed aromatic of ripe plantain, Anju pear, white peach, and crushed acacia flowe ...more... r. Essence of honeysuckle blossom offers a prelude to lush palate centered around flavors of dried gala apple, ripe apricot, and Meyer lemon marmalade. A lingering finish features spiced pineapple and fresh pomelo zest highlighted by nuances reminiscent of iced limeade. Enjoy now. Winemaking Aiming to preserve the intense fruit and aromatics of the variety, this Viognier was fermented and aged in 100% stainless steel. Hand-picked in the early morning, the cold grapes were pressed within moments after coming off the vine. Following juice settling, a long, cold fermentation commenced. Malolactic fermentation was inhibited to preserve acidity, keeping the wine fresh and crisp. Cass Vineyard The Cass Estate Vineyard, located southeast of the town of Paso Robles, exemplifies the quality of the Paso Robles region with its warm days, cool coastal breezes, and exceptional soils. Resting at 900 feet of elevation, the 160-acre vineyard is planted to 11 varieties on a large terrace above the HuerHuero River. Deposited over centuries, the diverse alluvial soils make for an expressive site that produces fruit of incredible quality.
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