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2021 Acquiesce Winery & Vineyards Viognier
With “fields” of lavender, ultra-intense and fragrant, reminiscent of honeyed tangerine and peach, this wine is crisp and dry. Exotic spiced flower notes with a firm, medium full body, followed by a long, dry finish. Pairs well with goat cheeses, fish, Asian dishes, citrus salads. A big hit paired with Lamb Tagine at a recent winemaker dinner.
Harvested in the Mokelumne River AVA of the Lodi Appellation, our grape clones are Tablas Creek cuttings from the famous French Château de Beaucastel Winery in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape region. Our climate is very similar to that of the Southern Rhône with cool nighttime breezes from the Mokelumne River nearby giving our grapes their ripe, fruity flavors with excellent balance.
All of our grapes are hand-picked and immediately pressed as whole clusters to capture the fresh, flavorful Viognier character. The grapes were harvested in the early morning to keep acidity at its highest, providing the vibrancy in the wine. The juice is then cool fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks to highlight the pure fruit expressions.