89% La Presa Vineyard
11% Brick Barn Vineyard
This wine opens with classical floral notes along with apple, pear and white peaches. The palate is generous with crisp acidity, making the wine drinker yearn for another sip. This wine is a perfect accompaniment to a warm summer day by the pool with friends and family.
This wine is a co-fermented blend of Viognier from two separate vineyards. La Presa Vineyard, located less than a mile from the Sunstone estate, experiences most of the same weather patterns as Sunstone but it’s soils lend more to Rhone varietals like Viognier. Brick Barn Vineyard, located just outside of the City of Buellton, is a premium vineyard that is in it’s infancy but is already producing noteworthy grapes. 2016 was the first time Sunstone worked with this fruit but surely won’t be the last. Both lots were picked at 24 brix and after being gently pressed off the skins, the wine was fermented using Rhone 4600 yeast. The wine was left in a chilled tank to ferment slowly for 18 days before being transferred to 16 neutral french oak barrels and the remainder left in a portable stainless steel tank. The wines were blended back together and bottled to 670 cases in February 2017.
Bion Rice, Director of Winemaking
Jon Flores, Production Manager
Jose Gomez, Cellar Master
Guadalupe Chavez, Assistant Cellar Ma
Titratable Acidity: .60
Malic Acid: 146
Residual Sugar: .56 g/L