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2017 Swanson Vineyards Viognier, Salon Select, North Coast, 750ml

Wine Specs

Vintage 2017
Appellation Sonoma Valley
Varietal Viognier
Alcohol content 13.5
Release Type Current

2017 Salon Viognier

Lively and fragrant.

$30.00   per 750ml bottle
This Viognier is lively and fragrant with aromas of white peach, jasmine, honeysuckle and lemon zest. The palate is supple with mineral notes, rich flavors of honeyed apricots, lemon curd and crisp acidity for a refreshing finish.

Wine Profile

Vineyard Notes
Sourced from select vineyards in California’s North Coast appellation where the Pacific Ocean breezes cool vines at night and daytime temperatures ensure ripeness of this classic Rhone Valley variety.

Winemaker Notes
Picked early and whole cluster pressed. Allowed to cold settle to a clear juice before being sent to tank for low temperature fermentation lasting three weeks. The wine was sulphured after primary fermentation to prevent malolactic fermentation. Matured in stainless steel for 8 months before bottling.

Vintage Notes
After a series of dry years, 2017 brought back plenty of rainfall, making it one of the wettest years on record. A wet winter and spring helped recharge the groundwater resources as well as filling reservoirs and irrigation ponds. Bud break happened around mid-march amidst continued light rain which helped in preventing frost damage. Bloom and fruit-set occurred under mild conditions beneficially ensuring a successful set. The abundance of soil moisture provided a plentiful water supply to the root systems throughout the year which fueled rigorous canopy growth. A mild June and July gave way to sporadic heat spike events immediately followed by cooling trends which ran throughout the harvest period. This caused a stop-and-start approach to harvesting as the sugar levels increased and then fell back down.