2017

Francis Coppola Reserve Viognier

Taste Profile

Lychee
Apricot
Melon

Leading with a beautiful perfume of lychee, apricot, and island flowers, this wine offers juicy, mouth-filling flavors of pineapple, citrus, and melon, all perfectly balanced by vibrant natural acidity.

Leading with a beautiful perfume of lychee, apricot, and island flowers, this wine offers juicy, mouth-filling flavors of pineapple, citrus, and melon, all perfectly balanced by vibrant natural acidity.

Francis Coppola Reserve wines are vineyard-specific creations produced in limited quantities from distinctive sites in Sonoma County.

The connection between a vine and the soil it’s planted in creates the essence of a wine. Each vintage, our winemaking team seeks out the most expressive lots of fruit, those that best capture the unique qualities of these prestigious vineyards. From these selections we craft small-batch wines, which are reserved exclusively for winery guests, Wine Family members, and those who shop with us online.

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Quantity

Retail

$38.00

Wine Notes

We love how this vineyard responds differently each vintage depending on the season. Our previous Viognier from Catie’s Corner offered strong floral notes and mineral nuances. This vintage leans more towards tropical fruit tones, fragrant notes of jasmine, and just a trace of limestone minerals. Leading with a beautiful perfume of lychee, apricot, and island flowers, this wine offers juicy, mouth-filling flavors of pineapple, citrus, and melon, all perfectly balanced by vibrant natural acidity.

Several years ago, we discovered a bit of magic in the Viognier fruit from the renowned Catie’s Corner Vineyard in Russian River Valley, and have been sourcing grapes from it ever since. The vineyard experiences a unique diurnal pattern, where there is often a 50-degree difference between daytime and nighttime temperatures. This climate condition allows the fruit to ripen slowly and retain crisp, natural acidity. The contrast also creates an expressive, multi-dimensional wine.

2017 saw a traditional growing season where a cool, rainy winter gave way to warm spring temperatures and prolonged heat in the summer. The grapes reached maturity in early autumn and were picked before first light to protect the fruit’s signature fragrance and crisp, natural acidity. Like its preceding vintage, our 2017 fruit delivered very high quality, with pronounced aromas and excellent flavor complexity.

Enjoy the Scents and Flavors
Scents
Lychee
Apricot
Floral Notes
Flavors
Citrus
Melon
Pineapple

100%

Viognier

100%

Viognier

TA

.61G/100ml

Alcohol

13.5%

pH

3.65

Barrel Regimen

Stainless steel

Catie's Corner Vineyard, Russian River Valley

Pairs Well With

Seared Scallop Risotto
Squash Bisque

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