2011 Gemella Wines Viognier, Carneros
After 4 years of harvesting and blending 2 different blocks of Napa Viognier, vintage 2011 marked the third release of a vineyard-designated viognier for Gemella, the Larry Hyde & Sons Vineyard. This vineyard is situated in a small sun-kissed and windswept hillside block in the cooler southern end of Carneros in the Napa Valley. Winemaker Jay Buoncristiani collaborated with famed grower Larry Hyde and his two sons to dial in the Viognier to optimum quality for crafting world class white wine.
Tasting Notes from Winemaker Jay Buoncristiani: “The ultra complex aroma profile of this wine exhibits layers of fresh white peaches, caramelized apricots, honeysuckle, orange blossom, subtle vanilla, and sweet spices. Flavors on the palate mirror white stone fruits, minerals, and exotic spices with a full body, vibrant acidity, and a long lingering finish.”
Blend Composition: 100% Viognier
Total Production: 115 cases