2010 Schmidt Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley Viognier

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        This 2010 vineyard designate Viognier comes from Brian and Janice Schmidt Ranch in the heart of Dry Creek Valley. This wine represents clones 1 and 642 and trained on a modified bilateral vertical shoot positioned trellis system. We harvested the fruit in the early morning of Sept. 27…just under four tons at 24.2 degrees brix. The clusters were hand harvested and pressed whole to tank, the juice was settled at 42 degrees F, then racked two days later. The juice was fermented and aged in tank with no malolactic conversion. Tank lees stirring was performed once a month for four months