Best Buy! Robert Smasne’s consumer-oriented lineup offers an appealing vineyard-designate Viognier at a remarkably low price. Again, he collaborates with Yakima Valley pal Todd Newhouse of Upland Vineyard to hang a heavier crop and a later harvest. The winemaking keeps the focus on that fruit, which shows in wonderful floral notes of cherry blossom and dusty peach, backed by apricot, melon and a touch of almond. On the palate, there’s the classic orange Creamsicle flavor with more apricot and melon. The beautiful mouth feel shows remarkable acid balance, leading to a delicious finish of orange zest.
Production: 425 cases