2Hawk Viognier 2020 – Available Exclusively through Wines From Us
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.”
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.
|Varietal Composition||100% Viognier|