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2022 Petaluma Gap | Marin Viognier

2022 Petaluma Gap | Marin Viognier

Brand, spanking new release!

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$28.00 per Bottle

This is cool climate viognier, meaning that it's leaner/crisper/drier and a little less baroque than many grown in warmer climates. If you had the previous vintage, I'd say the '22 is slightly less nervy, a little longer on the palate and shows a little more Rhone-like gravitas than the '21.

Vinography 8.5.23, 9/10 score -- "Light yellow-gold in the glass, this wine smells of lemon oil, white peaches, and bee pollen. In the mouth, wonderfully bright and zippy flavors of lemon scented white peach and pink grapefruit dance on the palate. Quite delicious, and still one of my favorite renditions of this grape in California."

View From The Cellar 9.22.23, 92pts -- "Stewart Johnson’s new vintage of Viognier comes in at an even thirteen percent octane in this vintage and delivers a wonderfully precise and vibrant bouquet of fresh pineapple, passion fruit, lychee nut, honeysuckle and a lovely base of white soil tones. On the palate the wine is bright, full-bodied and complex, with a beautiful spine of acidity, lovely focus and cut, a good core of fruit and a long, bouncy and seamlessly balanced finish. This is a very elegant example of Viognier, with all of the aromatic and flavor exotica that makes this varietal so popular, but without any of the blowsiness and high alcohol that so often detracts from the other elements in the wine. This is first class juice! 2023-2030."

Decanter 9.20.23, 92pts -- "Lovely light to medium-bodied Viognier from estate vines in the Petaluma Gap side of Marin County. Barrel aged on the lees for 8 months. Beautifully delicate white florals, a hint of lime cream, and fragrant orange blossoms. Clean, sleek, crisp and refreshing with a chalky mineral mid-palate and zippy acidity through a spicy finish. Just fantastic."

Jancis Robinson 9.18.23 -- Made the roster of California's top "Other Whites."

Wine Enthusiast 1.16.24, 91pts -- "This lively, refreshing wine emphasizes fresh green apples, red apples and a touch of lemon zest in the nose before it wakes up the mouth with brilliant acidity and those bright fruit notes. Great balance and a medium body bode well for pairing with fish, shellfish, greens and poultry. —J.G. abv: 13% Price: $28"

Vineyard Designation

Proprietor Grown
Vintage 2022
Wine Style Dry White Wine
Varietal Viognier
Acid 6g/L TA
PH 3.55
Aging Barrel aged, on lees, 8 months
Fermentation Barrel
Bottling Date 6/1/23
Residual Sugar <0.1%
Alcohol % 13.1
Size 750 ml