Our 2007 Viognier captures the aromatic charm and richness of this varietal. Grapes for this bottling came from our estate vineyard in Templeton, and the Calleri Vineyard in the Cienega Valley of San Benito County. The Calleri Vineyard offers the spice and depth to provide a fulfilling mouthfeel, while the Wild Horse Estate Vineyard contributes aromas of honeysuckle and citrus complimented by a crisp, delicious finish. Each vineyard lot is divided into a tank and neutral barrel ferment fractions
(neutral barrels are casks that have been filled for at least three prior vintages and carry minimal oak flavor and tannin). The tank ferment accentuates the bright citrus and stone fruit characters and preserves the mouthwatering acidity, while the barrel ferment adds richness and viscosity to the mouthfeel for a lingering finish. Finally, a touch of Roussanne is added for hints of pear and honey as well as mid-palate richness.