2008 Darioush Signature Viognier * Napa Valley

Honeysuckle, jasmine and citrus fruit aromas leap from the glass, introducing a vibrant and succulent mouthfeel of juicy peach and cantaloupe balanced by the bright acidity of Fuji apple and lemon zest. The 2008 Viognier finishes with lingering notes of white

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DARIOUSH DISTINCTION 

Our estate grown Viognier derives its unique style from a four-acre vineyard site in the Oak Knoll appellation. The cool micro-climate of the vineyard allows this temperamental varietal to slowly develop robust and concentrated floral and fruit characteristics. The fruit, and resulting wine, is minimally handled to express its pure and fragrant nature.

TASTING NOTES

Honeysuckle, jasmine and citrus fruit aromas leap from the glass, introducing a vibrant and succulent mouthfeel of juicy peach and cantaloupe balanced by the bright acidity of Fuji apple and lemon zest. The 2008 Viognier finishes with lingering notes of white nectarine, nutmeg and vanilla bean.

VINIFICATION

  • Meticulous attention to detail and minimal handling
  • Hand-harvested into small 28 lb baskets
  • Hand-sorted and whole cluster pressed
  • Barrel fermented and aged 7 months sur-lie with bi-monthly batonage
  • Barrel lots racked prior to bottling
COMPOSITION

100% Viognier

APPELLATION Darioush Estate Vineyard,
Ashley Vineyard, Oak Knoll
COOPERAGE

Aged 7 months sur-lies in 15% new French oak, Burgundy cooperage

WINEMAKER Steve Devitt
PRODUCTION 1,950 cases
PRICE $39.00

NICK HETZEL, SOMMELIER                                                                                                      REDD RESTAURANT, YOUNTVILLE, CA

“The Darioush Napa Valley Viogner is ripe and lush with a huge amount of white peach, nectarine and caramelized banana fruits. The bright acidity leads to a long, refreshing finish and makes it an ideal food companion.”

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