Dessert (375 ml)
Appellation: San Diego County, Warner Springs
Vineyard: Orrin Vineyard, 3300 feet, Alluvial decomposed granite
Varieties: 100% Viognier
Harvest: August 14, 2015
Fermentation: Wild Yeast and Malolactic
Alcohol/RS: 18.5% / 6.1%
Production: 40 cases
Deep and heady aromas of brûléed orange peel, toasted almonds, nutmeg, and orange blossom. Sweet but not cloying, with firm tannins and supporting acidity. Recommend serving at 55 – 65 degrees Fahrenheit.
Whole-cluster pressed at harvest, then juice combined with pomace (skins, stems, seeds) in small conical fermenter. Wild yeast fermentation until fortified with 185 proof white brandy to stop fermentation. Aged on pomace and lees for twelve months. Racked off to stainless for settling, and bottled unfiltered seven months later on 3/11/2017.