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2019 Valenti Ranch Viognier

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$36.00 per Bottle

The Valenti Ranch is located on the top of Greenwood Ridge, 6 miles from the ocean and 1,300 feet above sea level on a north-east facing slope that overlooks the Anderson Valley to the East. This is a challenging site with daily maritime winds resulting in very cool temperatures throughout the growing season. The harsh and cool natural conditions lends itself to naturally low yields pure flavors and taut acidity. The thin marginally fertile topsoil overlays a deep profile of sandstone and shale where the roots penetrate deeply to take up water enabling a condition for dry farming. Temperatures are typically 7-10 degrees cooler than the Anderson Valley floor.  This Mendocino Ridge coastal Viognier delivers a properly balanced and taut Viognier to pair with Oysters or Uni fresh from the sea or can easily pair with a slow roasted chicken with eastern spices of ginger , turmeric and cinnamon.

"The nose is restrained with subtle fruit character, a bit resinous, apricot, mineral and jasmine with a whiff of mint. The palate entry is lean, dry and textured with essence of floral jasmine and chamomile in the core. Very well defined structure with beautiful acidity. Stunning purity."
98 PTS
Purely Domestic Wine Report

Appellation :  Mendocino Ridge
Varietal:  Viognier
Farming: Organic
Fermentation:  Native Yeast
Oak:  Neutral Oak
Yield:  1.5 tons per acre
Drink 2022-2030


Size 750 ml
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