Viognier remains a darling in the Pacific Northwest

By on June 25, 2017

Stottle Winery 2014 Lucille Late Harvest Viognier, Yakima Valley, $20

The aromatics of Viognier continue to lure Josh Stottlemyre into creating a dessert wine, and he allowed these clusters to hang at Two Coyote Vineyard until they developed 28 Brix at harvest. Lovely scents that hint at peach blossom and lavender-infused honey lead to flavors of lychee and apricot. Ample acidity to balance the residual sugar of 6%, not an easy accomplishment with this typically soft white Rhône variety, arrives amid the finish of honey, beeswax and peach skin.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 92 cases

Alcohol: 12.1%

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