2021 Seattle Wine Awards - Gold
Partially fermented on 20% French oak staves
Fresh nectar notes with jasmine, grapefruit and white peach. Apricot and ripe nectarine lays over honey and a hint of dried chamomile to a long juicy finish.
Sourced from four award-winning vineyards including Tudor Hills 38%, Gunkel 26%, McKinley Springs 20%, Coyote Canyon 16%.
Maryhill Winery is the largest producer of Viognier in the Pacific Northwest. Cases Produced: 7,176
Throughout harvest, Winemaker Richard Batchelor worked closely with local growers and visited each vineyard to taste for maturity and ripeness to determine the precise moment to pick the fruit. Grapes were harvested during the cool hours of the morning to preserve bright fruit notes and destemmed into the press, where each lot was processed on a champagne cycle. This is a slower press cycle that is extremely gentle on the fruit ensuring optimum fruit character is preserved. The juice was kept separate and partially fermented in stainless steel tanks with French oak staves. Once fermentation was finished, this wine was blended together to encapsulate the varietal character and highlight the harmony arising from the wood fermented portion.