Our Viognier comes from high elevation in the Fair Play AVA of southern El Dorado County where the significant diurnal shift and well draining soils yield a wine with both great aromatics and structure. This Viognier opens with aromas of rose petal, mango that lead into a full bodied wine laced with flavors of white peach, nectarine and honeysuckle. The viscous mouthfeel takes you seamlessly into a creamy, yet structured finish.Great to drink on its own or pair with fatty cheeses, oysters, clams, crab, roasted chicken, or white fish.WinemakingOur Viognier was whole cluster pressed into a stainless steel tank where it underwent a 24 hour cold soak and settle prior to barreling into old French Oak. The wine underwent a 15-day native fermentation, 100% malolactic fermentation, and nine moths sur lie barrel aging prior to being bottled unfined and unfiltered.
A very special release for us! In 2018
our Dry Creek Syrah was harvested a day before our Viognier grapes, so we
decided to take some whole cluster Viognier and co-ferment it with the
Syrah (a la Côte-Rôtie style). The result is a savory, yet elevated Syrah with flavors of black olive, fresh leather, violets, blood orange, and bramble fruit with an integrated finish of acid-laced fine grain tannin. A brooding wine an elevated
"spritz of perfume" from the aromatic Viognier. Pair with any cut of lamb, beef (sings with Prime Rib or hamburgers), braised foods, or BBQ and smoked meats.
Our 2020 Fall release is now live and we are excited to introduce you to our latest vintage of El Dorado Co. Viognier and Dry Creek Valley Syrah co-fermented with a little bit of Viognier grapes! 2020 FALL RELEASE 4-PACK INCLUDES:2019 Conduit El Dorado County Viognier (2 bottles) - a rounded and aromatic white wine that will pair perfectly with Thanksgiving turkey as well oysters and crab! This Viognier opens with aromas of rose petal and mango followed by flavors of stone fruits and cream that lead seamlessly into a smooth, rounded finish.2018 Conduit Dry Creek Valley Syrah (2) (co-fermented with 7% Viognier) - A very special release for us! In 2018 our Dry Creek Syrah came in a day before our Viognier grapes, so we decided to take some whole cluster Viognier and co-ferment it with the Syrah (a la Côte-Rôtie style). The result is all the same savory and dark fruit characteristics our Syrah is known for, but with an elevated "spritz of perfume" from the aromatic Viognier. Pair with lamb, red meats and stews.FREE SHIPPING in CA, only $15 flat shipping out-of-state. Tax is included in the price.