2007 Renwood "Red Label" Viognier 750ml 12-Pack
The 2007 Viognier displays aromas of Kiwi fruit, Guava and Pomelo. On the palate, the wine is crisp, with a medium texture and flavors of Granny Smith apples, yellow grapefruit, and pineapple. A crisp finish makes this wine very food friendly and the lingering tartness helps balance the wine. While primarily from the Lodi Appellation and the Mohr-Fry Ranch, a small amount of Sierra Foothill Semillon wine was included in the final blend. It has an attractive pale green color and is great with food or on its own. The wine is again packaged in the traditional Rhone bottle; wider with a gently sloped shoulder.
Vintage: The growing season of 2007 probably reflects what climate change has in store for us. There was half the normal rainfall, the snow pack was pitiful, and there were large swings in temperature especially around harvest. Ripening was uneven and heat spikes actually delayed harvesting as the vines shut down in the heat instead of ripening. Longer hang time was needed to help even out the grape sugars.