|Catie's Corner Vineyard, Russian River Valley|
|$28 **SOLD OUT**|
|Varietal:||100% Viognier (single vineyard)|
|Vineyard:||Catie's Corner Vineyard, Russian River Valley AVA|
|Harvest Date:||October 6, 2010|
|Release Month:||September 2011|
Pacific Ocean breezes provide a cool climate for Catie’s Corner Vineyard in the Russian River Valley. Farmed for low yield, the vines delr intense fruit. The site is custom farmed using organic viticulture techniques. Yields are kept extremely low by dropping nearly half the fruit to create extremely intense wines. Wines from the vineyard, named after the owner’s daughter, offer pronounced citrus and floral characteristics balanced by vibrant acidity.
The grapes were harvested on October 6, 2010. The 2010 Catie’s Corner Viognier was barrel-fermented in a combination of 50% stainless steel and 50% neutral French oak. The wine was then allowed to age for an additional 10 months prior to bottling in August 2010.
The 2010 Catie's Corner Viognier shows a clear straw color with slight floral notes. On the palate, the wine offers good acidity with a slightly creamy texture that results from the "sur lie" (stirring of the lees) aging as well as hints of citrus, lemon and grapefruit. This is a delicious dry white wine that drinks very well on its own and can be easily paired with many foods including grilled seafood, light pastas, and spicy foods such as Thai cuisine.
Awards & Medals
GOLD MEDAL – 2012 San Francisco Rhone Shootout
GOLD MEDAL/90 PTS - 2012 Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition