2016 Summer Satine

100% Viognier

2015 Summer Satine (Viognier)

90 points Jeb Dunnuck (Was Wine Advocate)

Silver Medal - 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Price: $35

      

Summer Satine is inspired by Alekhya, the KamaSutra art of Painting. The label features Carrie Graber, an oil painter from Palm Springs.

Winemaker's Notes

Pale yellow, with incredible clarity, this Viognier leaps from the glass with plenty of fresh fruit and spring florals. Made in a style that emphasizes the citrusy aspect of Viognier, the wine shows Meyer lemon and Clementine notes which complement the classic stone fruit and blossom aromas for which the variety is known.

Picked at peak ripeness with bright natural acidity, then barrel fermented for texture, Summer Satine has an incredibly long, full mouth with a balanced, apricot-like finish and a hint of juicy melon.

Harvested on September 28, 2016, the Viognier was fermented in ten neutral French oak barriques and two stainless steel drums.

Aged on the lees in neutral French oak barriques and stainless steel drums for five months with lees stirring occurring every two weeks. After racking, the lot was allowed to age in the same vessels for an additional two months prior to bottling.

Spice Pairing

Garam Masala ~ Brown Spices - Neeta’s home recipe recipe

When you crave a wine that will pair with your complex dish, yet allow refreshing sips in between bites s

Serving Suggestion

Traditional Indian food & Season dishes like terrines, pâtés, ragoûts; poussins, roasted duck breast

Serve at 52°-55° F

Technical

VINTAGE 2016
VARIETALS 100% Vioginer
VINEYARD Hidden Valley Vineyard, Paso Robles, California
AGING 100% Barrel Fermented, New French oak barriques & stainless steel drums.
ALCOHOL 14.4%
pH: 3.49
RS: 1.5 g/L