LUCAS AND LEWELLEN VIOGNIER, CALIFORNIA 2020
Varietal: 100% Viognier
Region: Santa Barbara County, California
What's So Special: Starting in 1975 what started as a friendship became a life-long partnership, converging on the belief in the quality of Santa Barbara. Over the next 30 years they would acquire over 400 acres of vineyards with the goal of staying true to Santa Barbara’s cool climate style. Vineyards like Los Alamos, Goodchild and Valley View would soon become the foundation and backbone to create their coastal quality spanning the micro-climates across Santa Maria Valley, Los Alamos Valley and Santa Ynez Valley.
Tastes Like: The hand-harvested grapes for the Viognier, farmed using sustainable practices in their Los Alamos Vineyard and Santa Ynez Valley vineyards, creates a rich and exhilarating wine with hints of melon, stone fruit, and citrus. This Viognier pleases with fragrant aromas of pear and apricots. The palate is softly textured with creamy stone fruit intensity, honeysuckle notes and a satisfying long finish.
Pairs With: Calamari, Veal, Pork Shoulder, and Gruyere.