Alder Springs Vineyard Viognier 2018
Bottle Sizes 750ml
Country United States
Appellation Mendocino County
Wine Type White - Still
Varietals 100% Viognier
Vineyard High above sea level, 12 miles east of the Pacific Ocean and 150 miles north of San Francisco, Alder Springs offers cool climate growing conditions and fractured sand stone soils that are perfect for nurturing truly world class vineyards. Paired with a management team that curates every vine, visiting each one 13 times a year, Alder Springs produces some of the most beautiful, balanced fruit in the world. While the average California grower expects yields of 20 pounds of fruit per vine, Alder Spring produce just 2 1⁄2. Just enough for a single, spectacular bottle!
Soil Decomposed sandstone, shale.
Viticulture “Extreme Viticulture / Bonsai Shoot Thinning”.
Vinification Native fermentation with zero winemaking additions. Gently whole cluster pressed to neutral barrels. Minimal effective sulfites. Gently filtered.
Aging Aged for 7 months in used french oak barrels.
Production 120 cases.
Notes "Defying varietal expectations, each year our Alder Springs Viognier rises to new heights. Our fruit, is quite possibly the most expensive Viognier per ton in California and we go to extraordinary lengths to gently guide it to wonder. This wine rests firmly in majesty, marks rites of passage, and garden party lobster rolls. This is a medium+ bodied wine perfect with depth, texture, and incredible minerality." - Hardy Wallace