Russian River Valley
September 2nd, 2017
2017 Aida Viognier
Aida Viognier opens with signature varietal aromas of fresh stone fruit and pretty floral aromas. Jasmine and acacia on the nose entice you to flavors of apricot, white peach, and a hint of Gala apple. The palate is rich, round and balanced with bright acidity.
Timbervine Ranch Vineyard is a rustic vineyard in the middle of an old-growth redwood forest in Russian River Valley. The vineyard is just north of the Green Valley sub-appellation and is a cooler site, profiting from the ocean fog coming up valley. The vineyard is also planted on a 22% grade, making it a challenging vineyard to pick.
The vineyard was harvested during the beginning of September and was pressed to neutral barrels where fermentation took place over the following 11 days. The wine was aged for 6 months in neutral French oak barrels with regular stirring of the lees, and filtered before bottling.
Food Pairing Notes
Light, flavorful dishes such as an arugula salad with herb-crusted goat cheese and vinaigrette, and Macadamia chicken with an orange-ginger sauce.