2020 Desire Lines Shake Ridge Viognier
The wine strikes a balance between Viognier’s lush apricot flavors and fresher citrus and lemongrass tones, with a nice core of acidity framed by Viognier’s trademark phenolic grip. The wine was raised in one second-fill Stockinger 228L and an additional stainless steel drum, again to strike a balance between freshness and richness. I suspect that a lot of folks who imagine that they don’t like Viognier will be surprised, like me, by just how much they like this rendition. Further proof that Shake Ridge is a special place for grapes, in this case because of Ann Kraemer’s remarkable intuition and insight to plant Viognier in the exact right spot.
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