Aristo Wine -- Santa Rita Hills 2015 Viognier
14.1% Alcohol by Volume.
Nose: It has a light, delicate bouquet of lemon, fresh peach, nectarine, and pineapple.
Palate: This wine is crisp and clean on the palate, with a balanced mouthfeel and flavors of tart pineapple and white peach. It ends with a long finish that makes your mouth water for the next sip.
Color: pale yellow
About the AVA:
Region: Santa Rita Hills (Santa Barbara)
Sta. Rita Hills is within the Santa Ynez Valley appellation, although its unique soils and climate distinguish the grapes grown there from the ones in the warmer vineyards to the east. A typical day in Sta. Rita Hills starts with marine layer clouds and fog, which burn off by late morning; there is then two or three hours of calm sunshine until the on-shore winds pick up, cooling things down again. This maritime influence, combined with the sedimentary soils with patches of limestone is the perfect place to grow the AVA's hallmark whites and pinot noir.