Region: Mendocino County & Sonoma County, CA
Special Wine Club Selection!
Viognier has voluptuous aromas and flavors of dried apricots and peaches plus a round, rich mouth-feel and Chardonnay adds crisp acidity to make this well balanced, food-friendly blend. Both varietals were barrel fermented and aged for five months in older French oak barrels to enhance the mouth feel.
–Tasting Notes by Winemaker Betsy Spann
- Color: bright gold
- Aromas: juicy apple, apricot, white peach, lemon peel, wet stone, see mist, honeysuckle
- Palate: opens with applesauce & allspice, lively citrus flavors on the finish
RegionRedwood Valley, Mendocino County & Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, CA
Aging PotentialReady to enjoy now!
Betsy's love of wine was fostered by a move to Bordeaux with her family in 1975 where she explored the wines and cheeses of southwestern France. After returning to California to attend college she went to work in a small wine shop where her interest grew and she opened her own boutique wine store. She then sold the shop and moved to Dry Creek Valley where she helped with the startup of Lake Sonoma Winery, working both in the vineyards and in wine production.
Betsy's continued interest in European wines led her to Dallas, Texas to join the fine wine team of a large importing company. This is where she met Peter, who charmed her with a keen sense of wine and an amazing wine cellar. They fell in love, and married on one condition: that they would ultimately move back to her beloved California. When they moved they decided to buy a vineyard and sell the grapes but when it came time to do so they decided to take the plunge and make their own wines instead.
Their experience with the wines of great producers around the world over the past 40 years has been invaluable. Peter and Betsy take the best ideas and techniques they've learned from European and California winemakers and apply them to their own wines.
They strive to create food-friendly, unique wines that are memorable and blend seamlessly into the occasion. Memorable in their purity, authenticity, distinctiveness, and enjoyment, seamless in how they integrate into the setting, whether it be with friends on the patio or accompanying a formal dinner. Whatever the time or place, Spann Vineyards will linger pleasurably on your palate and in your memory.
- Aged in three to six-year-old French oak barrels for five months, then in bottle for three months prior to release.