The 2015 Late Harvest Viognier aroma is delicate and slowly intensifies with aeration to reveal floral notes of honeysuckle and apricot. The flavors show a sweet entry and bright acidity that carries the delicate notes of honeysuckle, followed by a touch of lemon and honey, finishing with apricot. The mouthfeel is medium sweet and has great balance. This Viognier is ready to be sipped and enjoyed now.
Steelhead Run Vineyard, Applegate Valley, Oregon. A 47 acre vineyard of rocky soils, planted in 1993 along the Northern section of the Applegate river, by Ron Burley.
Harvested on September 15 at 25.8 Brix, this Viognier was crushed, pressed then fermented in a small tank. The juice was inoculated with a non-Saccharomyces yeast (Zymaflore Alpha yeast) and fermented for 26 days. Fermentation was stopped to retain natural sweetness and was sterile filtered at bottling.