2016 Viognier

First Vintage: 2009
Bud Break: April 12, 2016
Veraison: August 6, 2016
Harvest Dates: September 28, 2016
Bottling Date: January 5, 2017
Alcohol: 12.0%

PDF Tasting Notes

“This delicate wine opens up with gorgeous lemon, chamomile and pear aromas that almost float out of the glass. The first sip reveals more Okanagan stone fruit character with lemon notes that carry through. It’s lovely acidity and floral make it a lovely pairing for seafood dishes but it is also perfect on its own.”
Graham Pierce, Winemaker

“Record warm temperatures through April, May and most of June led to a great beginning to the 2016 vintage. With early bud break and excellent growth, the cooler weather in July helped to prolong the ripening, adding desirable complexity of flavour to the grapes. August saw temperatures return to normal levels and near-perfect ripening conditions throughout the fall and into the harvest resulted in mature, well-balanced fruit of outstanding intensity. The wines will reflect this excellent vintage.”
Steve Carberry, Winegrower