2018 Late Harvest Viognier, Sonoma Valley

2018 Late Harvest Viognier, Sonoma Valley

Gorgeous floral aromatics capture the brightness of this wine. Great texture from the skin time delivers flavors of ripe pear, yellow plum, peach, and dried apricot. A touch of graphite keeps it fresh, not cloying.

Golden honey in color, this is a thick, rich and balanced dessert wine made from 100% Viognier allowed to hang long into the season to develop botrytis. Textured, it tastes of apricot and brioche, with a complex structure.

Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast

The Vineyard

Situated in the southeastern region of the Sonoma Valley AVA, Landa Vineyard is blessed with warm days and cool nights during the grape growing season.  The Viognier fruit from this special site develops an abundance of sugar, which is balanced by natural acidity.  We allow select clusters to hang into November in order for botrytis cinerea to progress – developing the “noble rot” that creates intensely concentrated aromas and high sugar levels.  This late harvest treat is similar in style to the memorable wines of Sauternes.

Accolades

  • 95 points & Best in Class, North Coast Wine Challenge
  • 93 points, Wine Enthusiast
  • 4.2 Vivino rating

Details

Varietals

100% Viognier

AVA
Type
Dessert
Region
California
Appellation
Sonoma Valley
Vintage
2018
Vineyards
Landa
Technical
Fermentation
Fermented on skins for one week prior to pressing. No malolactic fermentation.
Aging
Fermented and aged in stainless steel to maintain brightness.
Alcohol
14.2%
pH
3.85
TA
5.8 g/L
Production
Bottling Date
2019-03-27
Cases Produced
417