Santa Clara Valley Viognier, 2018

Produced by Lion Ranch Vineyards & Winery

An elegant & classic representative of Viognier style. Inviting aromatic nose, balanced sweetness and acidity, and a smooth slightly mineral finish combine in an expressive and versatile wine.

Icons/location pin Santa Clara Valley, San Francisco Bay, California
Icons/wine/white Condrieu-style Viognier
Icons/star Rare wine (100 cases produced)
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The details

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Structure
  • Tannin
  • Body
  • Acidity
  • Sweetness
  • Funkiness
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Food Pairing

Ceviche, Grilled Halibut, Moroccan Chicken Tagine, Asian Cuisine

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Tasting Notes

Apple, Floral, Peach, Tropical Fruit

What's cool?

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Interesting Winemaking Technique

includes about 20% of skin- fermented Viognier blended into the direct press wine

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91 points Wine Enthusiast

Santa Clara, California

Lion Ranch Vineyards & Winery

Husband and wife team from soil to sales, specializing in small lot, estate, organically grown Rhone and Provence varietals and blends.

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Nerdy Details

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What's in the bottle
Viognier (100%)
ABV: 13.9%
Harvest
Viognier from Lion Ranch Estate Vineyard, Santa Clara Valley (100%).
Press: Direct press
Winemaking
Fermentation: Stainless steel, temperature controlled
Clarification: Cold stabilized and Filtered
Aging
Stainless steel

Recommendations

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Loved by 2 Tastemakers
Bernadette Cortese Tastemaker

"My favorite wine from this winery. San Martin sure gets warm, so I think this is the perfect glass to enjoy at the winery. Not only is it nice, crisp, refreshing wine but it scored 91 points with Wine Enthusiast. "

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