Carol Shelton 2019 Wild Thing Viognier

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The 2019 Carol Shelton Wild Thing Viognier is sourced from a single vineyard high up in the Sierra Nevadas. When picked just a bit less ripe than many California Viogniers, the fruit expresses lively citrus and gentle white flower aromatics, while barrel fermentation in mostly older French oak barrels leads to a wine of perfect structure and creamy-crispy balance. This wine begins with a beautiful nose of white flowers (jasmine, gardenia, and honeysuckle) mingled with pretty green tea, grapefruit, and orange zest aromas, and only a light kiss of creamy vanilla oak toast. On the palate, it offers juicy, mouth-watering notes of honey-crisp apple, citrus, and peach fruit and demonstrates super crisp acidity without being puckery tart, and pinpoint balance with a trace of sweetness and creaminess from oak. It boasts great structure to pair with lemon-butter shrimp or Thai food.

Varietal Composition: 96% Viognier, 4% Chardonnay
Appellation: Placer County
Vineyard: Damiano Vineyard
Farming Practices: Sustainable
Aging: 100% barrel fermented and aged on lees in mostly older French oak barrels
Winemaker: Carol Shelton
Production: 602 cases

88 Points - Wine Spectator
"Juicy and fragrant, this white offers peach, apricot and orange sherbet flavors on a light, fresh frame, with a touch of dried chamomile on the finish. Drink now. 602 cases made." -MW, 4/30/21


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