The 2019 Sarah’s Vineyard Viognier is based on this noble variety of France’s Northern Rhone - responsible for the famed, rare whites of Condrieu and Château Grillet. Despite a surge in its popularity in California in the 1990s, there is still relatively little Viognier planted in the state.
The ’19 Estate Viognier displays enticing aromas and flavors of flowers and ripe stone fruit. Time in the glass offers up juicy peach flavors, and a long finish of spice and vanilla. The balance of bright acidity along with the creaminess from time on the lees in French oak barrels make this wine a great match for seared scallops or grilled shrimp scampi. A glass of crisp Sarah’s Viognier is also perfect to enjoy on its own on a warm summer evening!
Appellation: Santa Clara Valley
Vineyard: Sarah's Estate
Grower: Tim Slater
Cooperage: Neutral French Oak, 10 months