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Arrowood Viognier Russian River Valley Saralee's Vineyard 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

Our 2007 Viognier from Saralee’s Vineyard is rich and exotic. It boasts an intense nose packed with tropical fruit, toasted nuts and lime blossoms. The texture is thick, lush and creamy. Malolactic fermentation and eight months in French oak barrels have added weight and complexity to the wine. Long viewed as a warm-climate variety, Viognier has actually experienced its greatest success in some of California’s cooler AVAs. The Russian River Valley, in particular, is one of the prized locations for this site-sensitive grape. The mild temperatures and lack of humidity in this maritime region seem to accentuate the strong aromatics and rich texture inherent in Viognier. Of all the white Rhône varieties, Viognier enjoys the largest following around the world. From near extinction a mere four decades ago, the grape’s popularity has exploded in its native France and most other important wine regions around the globe. Today, in California alone, there are roughly 2,500 acres devoted to Viognier.

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Arrowood Vineyards & Winery:
The winemaking philosophy at Arrowood is simple: Produce classic varietal wines using grapes exclusively from Sonoma County's diverse viticultural areas such as Russian River Valley, Alexander and Dry Creek Valleys or Sonoma-Carneros. This approach has not changed since the winery was founded in 1986 by Richard Arrowood and his wife and partner, Alis Demers Arrowood. Richard has been making wi... Read more
The winemaking philosophy at Arrowood is simple: Produce classic varietal wines using grapes exclusively from Sonoma County's diverse viticultural areas such as Russian River Valley, Alexander and Dry Creek Valleys or Sonoma-Carneros. This approach has not changed since the winery was founded in 1986 by Richard Arrowood and his wife and partner, Alis Demers Arrowood. Richard has been making wine for more than four decades. Before founding Arrowood, he was winemaker and the first employee at Chateau St. Jean. There he produced the winery's first releases: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and a wine that may have very well put Chateau St. Jean on the map - a Select Late Harvest Riesling. Arrowood Winery opened while Richard was still the winemaker at Chateau St. Jean, and for the first three years Alis ran the winery while Richard fulfilled his obligations at Chateau St. Jean. She dragged hoses in the cellar, topped barrels and ran the bottling line. She spent weekends entertaining, giving tours and hosting wine tastings. The first Arrowood wines were released in 1988. Read less

Our 2007 Viognier from Saralee’s Vineyard is rich and exotic. It boasts an intense nose packed with tropical fruit, toasted nuts and lime blossoms. The texture is thick, lush and creamy. Malolactic fermentation and eight months in French oak barrels have added weight and complexity to the wine. Long viewed as a warm-climate variety, Viognier has actually experienced its greatest success in some of California’s cooler AVAs. The Russian River Valley, in particular, is one of the prized locations for this site-sensitive grape. The mild temperatures and lack of humidity in this maritime region seem to accentuate the strong aromatics and rich texture inherent in Viognier. Of all the white Rhône varieties, Viognier enjoys the largest following around the world. From near extinction a mere four decades ago, the grape’s popularity has exploded in its native France and most other important wine regions around the globe. Today, in California alone, there are roughly 2,500 acres devoted to Viognier.

712 cases produced.

Aged 8 months in French Oak.

Notes: 100% malolactic fermentation; aged in seasoned French oak barrels for eight months

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 15.4% pH: 4.0
Total Acidity: 48 grams per liter

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