Our 2007 Viognier from the Nielson Vineyard located on the estate is a classic example of this floral variety from the northern Rhone. Filled with aromas of honey, stone fruit and lychee. Intense peach, citrus, honeysuckle flavors and an unctuous texture framed by underlying acidity, the wine delivers in spades.
Nielson Vineyard is located in Santa Maria Valley, one of California's coolest grape-growing appellations with one of the longest growing seasons in the world. The well-drained, lean soils and direct access to cool Pacific Ocean breezes and fog funneled to the vineyards by transverse mountain ranges make the valley one of America's premier growing regions for Burgundian and Rhone varietals. Fruit for this estate-grown wine comes from the heart of the original Nielson Vineyard, Santa Barbara County's oldest commercial
vineyard, planted in 1964.