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2021 Peay Vineyards Estate Viognier, West Sonoma Coast  - Peay Vineyards

2021 Peay Vineyards Estate Viognier, West Sonoma Coast

$50.00 750mL

Peay Viognier does not often resemble typical French or American Viognier in style. This is due to our very cold location for growing this grape variety and our winemaking decisions aimed at capturing our site’s unadorned expression in the bottle. As a result, the wine has a singular nervy, mineral character with high acid and balanced alcohol; in other words, the opposite of the typical Viognier.

Is it too low-brow to shout “yippie!” when describing a wine? That is what I said as I tasted this in my kitchen and again a week later with a critic. The 2021 is quintessential Peay Viognier, expressing Kaffir lime, lemongrass, madras curry, unripe white peach, and ginger notes. There are fewer herbal notes than in cold years yet it has not tipped into typical bold Viognier aromas of lychee, peach, et al. There is a silky texture in the mid-palate brought into tautness with very bright and refreshing acidity on the finish. This is an elegant wine, finesse-driven, and really, really delicious.  225 Cases