Peach and mild honeysuckle are consistent aromas and flavors in this wine from vintage to vintage and 2014 didn't disappoint. Some of the floral components associated with the varietal are also present with the peach and some rose petal on the nose. Flavors are nice, not over the top but well balanced.
This has been a consistently great performing block for Coyote Canyon and I am starting to get a feel for what we can do with this wine. Made in 100% stainless steel the idea is to highlight the fruit aspect of the varietal. I do some extended lees contact and stirring to try and build more complexity and mouth feel in the Viognier. The grape is picked early enough to maintain its natural acidity which helps give the wine a crisp finish.
- Blend Composition: Viognier, Roussanne
- Alcohol by Volume: 13.6%
- Bottling: April 8, 2015
- Cases Produced: 180
- Vineyard Source: Coyote Canyon Vineyard
- AVA: Horse Heaven Hills
- Grower Degree Days: 3164
Double Gold - 2015 Tri-Cities Wine Festival
Gold - 2015 Denver International Wine Competition