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2019 Viognier

2019
Viognier

Josh's Notes

Viognier has long been a favorite wine of mine—one of the very first wines I ever made when I was a teenager in Walla Walla. This wine was grown on our two estate vineyards, Lefore and Flying B, and is a first for Bledsoe Family Winery and only in a small amount! Hand-picked, whole cluster pressed, and then fermented in two stainless steel barrels, one neutral French oak barrel, and one new French oak barrel until dryness. We took this wine through full secondary fermentation, aged it on the lees, and bottled it unfined and unfiltered! Only small classic varietal hints of earl grey tea and Toucan Sam fruit loops. Dominating the nose are fresh peaches, bosc pear, and a touch of whipped cream from the oak. Our new Viognier is showing off its body, roundness, creamy lees, and all struck through with a great vein of acid to energize the wine. I admit I am a sucker for this new wine!”

Appellation
Walla Walla Valley
Vineyard Sources
ESTATE—
Lefore
Flying B
Blend Profile
100% Viognier
Barrel/Aging Program
25% new French oak, 25% neutral French oak, 50% stainless steel barrels, aged sur lie, unfined and unfiltered.
Production
Bottling Date: July 2020
Release Date: Fall 2020
Alcohol: 13.7%
Cases Produced: 96

"This wine was grown on our two estate vineyards, Lefore and Flying B, and is a first for Bledsoe Family Winery and only in a small amount!"

Josh McDaniels, CEO & DIRECTOR OF WINEMAKING