Parting Glass 375ml
We are happy to release a new set of dessert wines under the Parting Glass label. In 2015, at fruit ripening, we performed the arduous task of "girdling the cordon" on each vine (carrying clusters). Removing the Phloem and Xylem layers of the bark effectively cut off all moisture and flow of nutrients to the clusters, slowly drying out the berries.
Once a majority of the water has been evaporated, the natural juice sugars, acids and flavor are increased – exactly what we need to make balanced flavorful dessert wines.
For our Viognier, we harvested the grapes at 30.5 Brix on September 15th and again on the 29th of 2015. After 8 months in 40% new oak barrels, we were rewarded with a beautiful straw yellow-colored dessert wine. Aromas of ripe peaches and honey are refreshingly sweet to the senses. Great acidity creates a well-balanced and rounded mouthfeel. Flavors of honey, orange peel, marmalade, apricots and quince circle the palate, ending with a long and decadent finish.
Outlook Vineyard Viognier | Yakima Valley
13% Residual Sugar
108 cases of 375ml bottles