2009 J. Lohr Gesture Viognier

TECHNICAL DATA

Origin: Cedar Lane Vineyards
Appellation: Arroyo Seco
Varietal: 100 % Viognier
Harvest Date: 10/2/09
Harvest Process: Hand picked and whole cluster pressed
Harvest chemistries: pH 3.60, total acidity 0.51 g/100 ml, Brix 25.7
   
Vinification  
Yeast: R-HST
Fermentation: Barrel Fermentation
Maceration: None
Malolactic:  No
Maturation: 5 Months
Barrel type: 80% 5 year old French Oak barrels and 20% stainless steel barrels
Bottling Aging:
2 Months
   
Bottling chemistries  
pH: 3.40
Total acidity: 0.66
Alcohol: 15.2
Residual sugar:
0.29
Cases produced:
415

Winemaker's Comments

The 2009 Gesture Viognier is a bright pale straw color with aromas of apricot, peach and honeysuckle. It's crisp acidity, bright spicy fruit and mouth filing viscosity are hallmarks of the Arroyo Seco Appellation, with it's long cool growing season and rocky well drained soil. In order to highlight this wines pure varietal character, the 2009 Viognier was fermented in 5-year-old oak and stainless steel barrels with no malolactic fermentation. This wine is a perfect match with shellfish, exotic Indian and Caribbean dishes or simply enjoyed with nuts and cheeses.

Vineyard

Price: $25.00 750ml

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