2021 Darioush Signature Viognier, Napa Valley, USA
Fragrant, alluring, and exotic, Viognier is a rarity in Napa Valley. Darioush Signature Viognier expresses its inherently bright and vibrant character when grown from the cooler locales of Oak Knoll and Los Carneros, where dense early morning fog and late afternoon breezes allow this delicate variety to ripen slowly and completely. The hallmark of Signature Viognier is its effusive floral aromatics and core of juicy stone fruit.
Fresh and floral, with the spirit of spring, 2021 Signature Viognier opens with orange blossoms and jasmine. There’s richness throughout with layers of apricot and nectarine alongside a spice note reminiscent of nutmeg or ginger. The wine finishes bright and persistent with vivid citrus and tropical fruit characteristics.