The 2018 vintage proved once again what a natural site–climate-variety match our Rogue Valley vineyard site is to Viognier. The Indian summer ripened the fruit to perfection, making our job of turning the exceptionally uniform berries into wine both satisfying and pressure-packed. When fully ripe, Viognier reminds us of lemon-infused honey, and we successfully delivered those aromatics and flavors to the bottle. The complexities of crushed pineapple, yellow peach, apricot pit, and orange blossom begin to show with air. This wine carries wonderfully balanced acidity with liveliness on the palate despite its weight and concentration, which will allow it to develop additional bottle bouquet over the next two to four years.