2Hawk Viognier 2020 – Available Exclusively through Wines From Us

$25.99

Description

2Hawk Viognier 2020

Harvest Challenge: Gold Medal, Best of Class, Best of Rogue Valley AVA

 “Brilliant, medium green/gold color. The aromatics are wonderfully intense offering scents of pineapple and white peach with supporting notes of jasmine, kiwi, lemon grass, and bees wax. The palate echoes the nose delivering a tropical fruits-driven core with flavors of lychee, apricot, citrus zest, and sudachi. The finish is long and lingering. Medium-bodied and perfectly balanced with a vibrant texture and crisp citrus accents. This wine is an absolute beauty that celebrates the essence of Viognier.”

 

Vineyards

Although part of the Rogue Valley, the 2Hawk Estate Vineyard lies in the area known locally as the Bear Creek sub-basin, which is the Rogue’s largest tributary. Beneath our vineyard soils lies a two-layered bedrock consisting of a volcanic layer, known as the Roxy Formation, and a deeper, softer layer of alluvial sandstone known as The Payne Cliffs Formation. As the Klamath Mountains began to uplift, about 20 million years ago, our bedrocks began a long erosion process that resulted in the predominantly volcanic soils we find in our estate vineyard, which are unique the Rogue Valley AVA. 2Hawk is also distinguished by a large amount of cobbled river rock, especially in our eastern section, and a somewhat sandy streak of significantly younger colluvial deposit that runs through the center of our site. Overall, we have some of the oldest soils in the valley. They are generally characterized as relatively shallow silty- to clayey-loams that are moderately well drained with moderate to rapid runoff.

Overview

We are incredibly fortunate that our site is perfectly suited to producing ripe, elegant, perfumed Viognier. As a variety, Viognier requires fewer management inputs, and, once harvested, the wine practically makes itself. We find our Viognier to be consistently balanced, expressive, and full of nuance. In 2020, we harvested in multiple passes to capture the complexity of how Viognier matures as it ripens. We have thyme-scented stone fruit from the early harvest fruit; sweet mango and apricot from the middle pick; and intense rose petal perfume and clover honey from the last pass. While this wine will certainly offer immediate satisfaction, we encourage a brief slumber and enjoyment from 2022 to 2025. The wine’s balance offers a plethora of pairing options, but we like pan-fried halibut tacos with habanero oil, tomatillo salsa, and fresh cilantro.

 

Varietal Composition 100% Viognier
Appellation Rogue Valley
Harvest Date 09/14/2020
Alcohol 13.80%
Volume 750 ml
Bottling Date 03/02/2021
Cases Produced 130