Viognier Simpson Vineyard

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Grower John Simpson’s sustainably-farmed vineyard in the warm, sunny Madera region of Central California has been our Viognier source since 1997. Whole cluster-pressed and then fermented in stainless steel tanks, this vibrant Viognier displays tropical and stone fruit characteristics with a consistent balance of natural acidity and intense concentration. Best enjoyed within three years of the vintage.

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Viognier, Simpson Vineyard

San Francisco Chronicle, Top 100 Wines of 2013, November 2013

“Miner has, improbably, been using John Simpson’s Viognier parcel in Madera County for more than a decade, and this latest version, fermented in steel, shows the pure, limpid aspects of Viognier: fresh honeysuckle, Meyer lemon and citron peel. It’s taut and heady, exotic without being overwrought, and exuberant enough to please the grape’s partisans.”

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This little known area in California’s Central Valley is not typically thought of as a primary source of fine wine grapes. Proof positive is the Viognier we’ve produced from the low-yielding vines at Simpson Vineyard since 1997.

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