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2017 Viognier

The 2017 Viog­nier is Estate Grown in our SIP Cer­ti­fied (Sus­tain­abil­i­ty in Prac­tice) Dos Viñas Vine­yard on the east­side of Paso Rob­les. Viog­nier is a great alter­na­tive to Chardon­nay, it’s full-bod­ied and dis­plays trop­i­cal fruit aro­mas and fla­vors. Enjoy slight­ly chilled with or with­out food.

2017 was a pic­ture-per­fect grow­ing year with late heat. Ear­ly bud break and sub­stan­tial soil mois­ture from the above aver­age and much need­ed rain caused the grapes to grow rapid­ly and build beau­ti­ful canopies which end­ed up being cru­cial lat­er. A sus­tained heat wave hit Cal­i­for­nia and the vines with ade­quate canopy sur­vived well. It was a rush to the fin­ish line before the rains arrived. Over­all – ful­ly mature grapes and excel­lent wine.

Mak­ing Viog­nier takes patience. It’s usu­al­ly one of the last white grapes that we pick and it’s one of the longest fer­men­ta­tions at the win­ery. A longer hang time on the vine devel­ops the trop­i­cal char­ac­ter­is­tics, so we must ignore the grape chem­istry and pick by taste, allow­ing the fruit plen­ty of time to ripen. A long, cold fer­men­ta­tion in stain­less steel tanks retained the Viog­nier flo­ral and fruit char­ac­ter­is­tics that Paso Rob­les is known for. Viog­nier nat­u­ral­ly has a fuller body than many white wines, so the key is to bal­ance the weight with enough acid­i­ty to make a refresh­ing, crisp fin­ish with­out com­pro­mis­ing the ele­gance of the wine.

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  • Vintage

    2017

  • Appellation

    Paso Robles

  • Varietal

    Viognier

  • Aging

    No Oak Aging

  • Alcohol

    14%

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At Cas­toro Cel­lars all of our wines are sourced exclu­sive­ly from our Estate Grown Vine­yards all through­out the Paso Rob­les appel­la­tion. Our organ­i­cal­ly farmed vine­yards pro­vide us with some of the best fruit on the Cen­tral Coast, result­ing in world-class wines. With over 20 wines to choose from and over 35 years of expe­ri­ence it’s hard to go wrong with a bot­tle of Dam Fine Wine!

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