Farming Viognier is no simple task. It is more susceptible than other grape varieties to vineyard woes including frost damage, springtime fungus, poor set and sunburn. To achieve a balanced vine canopy, Pride cane prunes in a way unique to their Viognier vines. The vineyard crew spends much more time in each acre of Viognier than they do in any acre of their Cabernet Sauvignon. The fruits of such labor in 2019 is a wine with gorgeous synergy between its various aromatic and structural components. The 2019 Viognier was fermented in entirely neutral French oak barrels (5 - 10 years old) and then aged on its lees, with periodic battonage, for four months prior to bottling on Valentine's Day of 2020.
ANTONIO GALLONI 93 POINTS - "The 2019 Viognier is fabulous. In fact, it might be the best white at Pride. Varietal aromas and flavors are everywhere in this wonderfully expressive, generous Viognier. The 2019 is a rich wine with plenty of Viognier viscosity, but the flavors remain bright, making for a wine that balances everything Viognier has to offer in grand style. Tangerine oil, jasmine, ginger and passion fruit linger. This is such a pretty and alluring white."