The Viognier grapes for this wine hail from Catie’s Corner Vineyard located in the northern area of the Russian River Valley. This famed growing region is famous for its relatively warm days and very cool nights attributed to a nightly marine layer pulled in from the Pacific Ocean. The Russian River’s much wider ancient route formed fine silty loam soils, perfect for high-quality white wine growing. The harvest was whole-cluster-pressed to tank for a two-day cold settling, racked off primary lees, and inoculated with yeast. Barrel fermented to dryness in neutral oak barrels and aged for 6 months before bottling.

Aromas of zesty lemon, ripe apricot, yellow peach and citrus blossom with subtle hints of honeysuckle and blood orange. The palate is classic viognier, medium-bodied with lots of texture and packed with tropical fruit flavors. The finish is exceptionally long and luxurious.

“Established in 2014, McKahn Family Cellars has dedicated itself to crafting Rhône varietal wines of quality and character from some of the best vineyards in Northern California. Our wines reflect the wealth of diversity California has to offer and we take every precaution necessary to ensure each of our wines is unique to their terroir and varietal. I have been working with Catie’s Corner Vineyard for 8 years and it is truly an exceptional vineyard. Owned by the Kunde Family and farmed by the Dutton’s, two of Sonoma County’s finest, the quality of the farming coupled with the terroir itself is a combination winemaker’s dream of. This vineyard lies on the eastern end of the Russian River Valley AVA, and the morning marine layer that is common during the growing season will burn off earlier and give the vines a few more hours of sunshine, something Viognier appreciates.” - Winemaker Charles McKahn