High Canyon Series
Aged 9 months in neutral oak. Light bâtonnage for first 3 months.
From a very steep, densely planted block near the top of the High Canyon portion of WeatherEye.
Intensely aromatic and complex on the nose with notes of honeysuckle, waxy white peach, green apple, earthy vanilla, fresh hawthorn, and hints of jasmine, tarragon, and mace. The palate shows a great tension between palate-coating richness and mouth-watering acidity, with a lot of Asian pear, crunchy Snow Queen nectarine, exotic white flowers, walnut oil, and hints of oyster shell. Long and floral on the finish, this wine is extremely complex and interesting for drinking over the next 5 or so years.
Persimmon tree under the veranda, wafts of honeysuckle pollen, solo aerialist, twilight birdsong
Now - 2028
$50 / 750ml bottle
Scores & Reviews
While the potential for reds was obvious at WeatherEye before the first vines were planted, it’s the whites that have brought the greatest intrigue. Aged nine months in neutral oak with light bâttonage for the first three months, the aromas here offer initially subdued notes of honeysuckle, jasmine, fresh and dried herb, and white peach. The stone fruit flavors bring intensity and focus while remaining exquisitely balanced. The finish sails. It’s a complete standout offering of this variety.
- Sean Sullivan, Northwest Wine Report
More of a whisper than a shout, but with much to say, the 2021 Viognier WeatherEye Vineyard High Canyon Series blossoms with raw almond, white flowers and candied ginger, complementing vivid apricot and lime aromas. Silky and enveloping, this washes across the palate in creamy textural waves showing ripe orchard fruits and candied citrus tones. The 2021 becomes mineral through the finale, leaving the mouth watering as savory spice nuances slowly fade. This is an outstanding interpretation of Viognier from one of the Red Mountains' most exciting locations.
- Eric Guido, Vinous