Upper Ojai, Ventura County
This year we used a more severe selection for concentration and sapiness and got better acidity for balance. The wine is made by freezing very ripe viognier grapes from Roll Ranch and then pressing out the juice quickly – to leave behind the ice crystals – concentrates the exotic floral character of viognier. The juice yielded is so high in sugar that the yeast are unable to ferment it completely, and what’s left is a dessert wine that is intensely flavorful, low in alcohol, and high in sugar.
Blend: 100% Viognier | Alcohol: 10.0% | Vinification: 100% Neutral French Oak | Barrel Aging: 7 Months