About Tangent Viognier:
The fruit for this wine is grown in the famed Paragon Vineyard of the Edna Valley on the Central Coast of California. Planted by winegrower pioneer Jack Niven in the early 1970s, this was one of the first vineyards in the region. The vineyard is now in the capable hands of the second and third Niven generation. They realize the need to keep step with the ever-changing wine marketplace, and have planted a few new varietals in recent years. Viognier is one of them. As the growing season here is lengthened as a result of the temperate climate, and the nearby Pacific Ocean provides a marine influence, Viognier enjoys the same Mediterranean climate as in the Rhône Valley of France. Viognier fits nicely into the tangent line-up, as it is a vibrant white varietal whose pure characteristics stand out nicely without any need of oak influence. Additionally, it is nice to sip on its own, and is also a great match with many foods.
Winemaker Tasting Notes:
“This Viognier exhibits classic cool-climate characteristics, but is not a typical California Viognier. It begins with aromatics of apricot and peach along with bright floral notes. A very full bodied and creamy wine with nicely mild acidity, intense flavors of peach, honeydew and cantaloupe are prevalent throughout. I like this wine with a spicy chicken salad or lobster bisque.”