Edna Valley Vineyard Viognier 2000

Viognier from California

Item No. 52033
  • white wine

Winemaker's Notes

For the 2000 vintage we managed to entice from our estate vineyard enough Viognier grapes to bottle 100 cases. This was a good year for Viognier, which requires enormously long hangtime to get to full flavor maturity. Aromas of honeysuckle, tropical fruit, peaches, and nectarines are evidence of our success at ripening the fruit in the 2000 vintage. Intense fruitiness and firm acidity is counterpointed by toasty oak, vanillin, and richness from fourteen months of aging on the yeast lees in 100 percent French oak barrels. This prolonged aging mellows out the fruit intensity of the wine while creating warm hazelnut aromas and a very long finish. Due to its intense fruitiness, I find Viognier hard to pair with food but I do enjoy it with cheese, Thai or Fusion cuisine. It's really delicious so, experiment a little and enjoy.

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Located just four miles from the Pacific Ocean near San Luis Obispo, Edna Valley Vineyard benefits from the coolest and longest growing season in California. The valley"s east-west orientation funnels afternoon sea breezes so the grapes slowly ripen on the vine. This prolonged hangtime allows the grapes to develop generous flavors and outstanding balance. Predominantly sandstone...

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Learn About Other California

California has nearly 100 American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) and accounts for almost 90% of wine production in the United States. In our section of Other California, we include wines from smaller AVAs as well as wines from the California AVA. Here are a few smaller AVAs you may see on the label: Livermore Valley AVA, located right outside of San Francisco and home to...

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Learn About Viognier

Viognier(vee-ohn-YAY) Viognier is best known for producing the rich, aromatic white wines of the Northern Rhone. Once a pricey commodity of the area, it's now much easier to find and drink. The perfumed grape creates wines of distinct aromas and flavors. Lower in acid and even lower yielding, Viognier kept to itself in Southern France until some traveling winemakers took hold of...

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