Nielson

Santa Maria Valley Viognier

2016 Santa Barbara County, CA
$25
BROWSING ONLY
Description
This Viognier comes from a small block on the Nielson Vineyard and exhibits luscious stone fruit aromas of apricot and peach with honeysuckle, pear and fresh linen. The wine is lean, yet round and well-balanced. We barrel ferment our Viognier in 100% neutral French oak. Utilizing only native yeasts, the wine goes through 100% malolactic fermentation and is stirred in barrel weekly for the first four months, leading to a wine that features a bright acidity that does not overpower the unique fruit expressions. The Santa Maria Valley – of Santa Barbara County – is one of California’s coolest AVAs, with one of the longest growing seasons in the world. The region is defined by its well-drained, lean soils and the unique east/west transverse mountain ranges that act as a funnel for morning fog and cold afternoon winds off the Pacific Ocean, resulting in balanced, vibrant wines.
From our prized Nielson Vineyard, our Viognier is barrel fermented in French oak and goes through 100% malolactic fermentation. The Vigonier has bright acidity expressing hints of stone fruit, honey and orange blossom.

Aromas

  • Orange Blossom Orange Blossom
  • Apricot Apricot
  • Crème Brûlée Crème Brûlée

Flavors

  • Ripe Peach Ripe Peach
  • Floral Floral
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