2016 Viognier 11.11 Case
Hand harvested and whole cluster pressed fruit from our Estate Vineyard, Destiny Ridge, and the Crawford Vineyard in the Columbia Valley make up this wonderful and luscious Viognier. Our efforts here at Destiny Ridge Vineyard along with Charlie and Connie Crawford’s hard work and dedication to their vines continue to show in this juicy and vivacious white which explodes out of the glass with layer upon layer of lovely floral aromas and scintillating notes of white grapefruit, Meyer lemon, heady honeysuckle blossoms, and a delicate touch of citrus spice. The perfumed bouquet is accentuated just right by gracious overlays of fresh cut nectarine, orange zest, honeydew melon, and mango, all of which give it the perfect balance of florals and tropical citrus, richness and acidity. The elegant texture is lavish yet extremely lively and energetic on the palate, finishing with a hint of refreshing sweetness in the crisp yet lingering finish. This graceful and entertaining Rhone white can easily be enjoyed while sipping poolside or savor a glass with fresh seafood like Dungeness crab, black cod or lemon and macadamia nut crusted halibut. Also get creative and pair with some things more on the wild side like cashew chicken, blackened sea bass with rosemary and thyme polenta or something fun like sweet and savory baked chicken with pineapple and tarragon glaze.