Wow is an understatement! Mother Nature offered up a pleasant surprise this vintage. Fleshy ripe white stone fruits like peaches and nectarines dominate the pallet with hints of ripe banana… golden kiwi and cantaloupe is expressed on the unctuous finish that goes on and on! This is a terrific food wine! Fish, fowl and soft cheese dishes pair nicely.
The Helwig Estate Vineyard remains as consistent as ever and that is a very good thing. As with anything that appreciates with age, the grapes that are produced on our Estate soil continue to impress! This is 100% Viognier and 100% stainless with no oak influences. The 2018 growing season was perfect, allowing this amazing varietal to express itself to the fullest. This is as good as Viognier gets anywhere.