Blend: 88% Viognier, 9% Roussanne, 3% Verdelho
Wild Horse 2006 Viognier captures the aromatic charm and richness of this varietal. Grapes for this bottling came from Wild Horse's estate vineyard, and the venerable Caleri vineyard in the Cienega Valley of San Benito County. The two vineyards come together to produce a wine with floral aromas of citrus and honeysuckle blossom, followed by flavors of ripe apricot, nectarine, and allspice with a flinty, mineral finish.
Of the two vineyards, the Wild Horse estate lends the elegant floral tones, while the Caleri vineyard conjures spice and minerality. The barrel ferment adds the richness to the mouthfeel, while adding a hint of vanilla on the lingering finish.
Serve well-chilled as an aperitif, or enjoy as an accompaniment to seafood bisques, barbequed shrimp and fusion cuisine.