Upper Ojai, Ventura County
This is the dessert wine we make every year. We take ripe viognier grapes from Roll Ranch to a commercial freezer in Oxnard, and when they are solidly frozen they are transported back to the winery and pressed immediately. The first juice that is pressed out before the grapes have a chance to thaw is extremely sweet. We take this syrupy stuff and ferment it in older barrels, stopping the fermentation before the alcohol level gets very high. The resulting wine is golden in color, has a great flowery aroma, and is sweet and unctuous. This particular vintage has a nice white chocolate aftertaste, and despite all its sweetness is quite easy to drink.
Blend: 100% Viognier | Alcohol: 10.0% | Vinification: 100% Neutral French Oak | Barrel Aging: 9 Months | Total Production: 290 cases