2010 Schmidt Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley Viognier

$30 (qty)
        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

2010 Catie’s Corner Vineyard, Russian River Viognier

$30 (qty)
        This 2010 vineyard designate Viognier comes from Saralee and Richard Kunde’s Catie’s Corner Vineyard in the Russian River Valley. This vineyard is clone 1 Viognier and trained on a quadrilateral trellis system. We harvested the fruit on Oct. 4th at 24.1 degrees brix…the fruity characteristics were at their peak while the berries just began to amber. 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 and malolactic conversion was inhibited. Tank lees stirring was performed once a month for four months.

2010 Wildwood Vineyard, Sonoma Valley Viognier

$30 (qty)
        This 2010 vineyard designate Viognier comes from the Wildwood Vineyard in Sonoma Valley. These older vines grow on the hillside just above Kunde winery on a bilateral trellis system. We harvested just under four tons at 24 degrees brix on Sept. 21. 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.