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2019

Viognier

High Canyon Series

Winemaking

Native yeast ferment in neutral oak. Aged 9 months in neutral French oak. Bottled unfined.

Place

From a very steep, densely planted block near the top of the High Canyon portion of WeatherEye.

Winemaker’s Notes

Japanese pear, vanilla blossom, jasmine honey, shiso leaf—
heady and complex, lively freshness,
coaxing talc-fine tannins on the evocative finish.

Drink

Now - 2025

AVA

Red Mountain

$150 / 3-pack

Scores & Reviews

94

Points

This gorgeous Viognier from Liminal (a second label from Avennia Wines' founder/winemaker Chris Peterson) is a fresh, mineral-driven stunner with just enough weight on the mid palate to remind you it’s a Viognier but without the overpowering or cloying nutmeg and floral aromas found in many other examples. The white blossom notes are there, but linger in the background, blending with notes of chalk, Asian pear, almonds and vanilla.

- Brooke Herron, Decanter

92

Points

Another gorgeous Viognier by winemaker Chris Peterson, this one coming from the WeatherEye Vineyard of Red Mountain and rests for 9 months in neutral French oak barrels. Aromas of honey-coated yellow pear, white flower blossoms and vanilla seeds are prominent on the nose while the luscious and rich palate delivers some tropical and toasted cashew notes with medium plus acidity, a structured and full body, and a lengthy finish. Drink 2021-2026.

- Jeremy Young, International Wine Report

91

Points

Grapes from a site high up on the mountain compose this wine. Its aromas are reserved, with notes of peach, nectarine and almond skin. The palate is light on its feet, with an ethereal feel. The finish is downright juicy. It’s a unique take on this variety in the state.

- Sean Sullivan, Wine Enthusiast