Wines produced in very small quantities that are first made available to our Wine Club Members.
2021 Wessex Hundred Viognier-Chardonnay, Limited Release
58% Viognier, 42% Chardonnay
A lovely balance of the tropical pineapple, banana, and mandarin orange, along with some peach, apple, and pear. The fruits nuances are wrapped within a creamy vanilla and lemon tones. Behind all of this are some fresh limestone and floral notes. The mouthfeel is a rich and fruit forward and both creamy and bright at the same time. I believe the best of both grapes are expressed well within this blend!
57% Merlot, 43% Petit Verdot
Initially there is a lavish assortment of all the berry fruits, both red and black, which then flows into a nice cherry, red apple and cassis. The wine then goes into some cocoa and vanilla with a touch of cedar and spice, almost herbal/floral nuance. The earthiness of the forest floor is nicely capped with some black olives and leather and a hint of limestone minerality. The tannins are smooth and approachable with well-integrated oak. The finish is long and clean and accentuates the berries.