This vintage of our Smoking Loon Viognier has a wonderful aroma of apricot skin, wrapped around a core of sweet white nectarine. Overflowing with flavor on the palate, mango, orange marmalade, sun-soaked apricot, and grilled pineapple all make an impression on this wine. Full-bodied and rich, this California white finishes with notes of Meyer lemon and candied orange zest. Our winemaking team picked most of these vineyards very ripe at 24.5 Brix for enhanced floral fruit characteristics. Together with 3 months of sur lie aging on French oak, the result is a big, rich California Viognier style that is bursting with character.
A Hawaiian-style pizza is the perfect pairing for this fruity, silky white wine - the sweet Canadian bacon and warm pineapple each find their match in the flavors of our Viognier. This wine's rich body also counters the spicy heat of a chipotle salsa, and would pair nicely with homemade enchiladas and other Mexican dishes.