The Viognier grape shines in the westside Willow Creek District, where calcareous soils and marine breezes provide perfect conditions for Rhône varietals. This wine shimmers with a medium gold color. The aroma profile is lush with stone fruit, persimmon, and candied lime. Flavors of yellow peach and blood orange reveal enticing nuances of tangerine oil and thyme. A lively entry broadens across the palate before landing with a focused finish. Barrel fermented in French oak with a small portion in acacia for enhanced complexity. Limited availability, only 200 cases produced.
Vintage Notes: The 2022 growing season in Paso Robles was one of the warmest in recent years, marked most notably by a sustained heat wave that landed in early September. Spring frosts coupled with dry conditions produced lower yields and small, intensely flavored berries. This vintage is ultimately characterized by fruit-forward wines with fine complexity.