Wine Enthusiast, 90 points
“Viscous in honeycomb and green-apple flavor, this is a well-made version of the variety, elegant with a hearty midpalate of richness and concentration."

WHY WE LOVE IT
  • BLEND
    Viognier
  • APPELLATION
    Knights Valley, Sonoma County, California
  • ALCOHOL
    14.30%
  • SIZE
    750ml

Lawer’s delicious, bright 90-point Viognier from Knights Valley priced like this? Back up the truck!

Sometimes we have to wonder how lucky we are to score deals like this. Hey, we’ll take it!

The Lawer family hails from Alaska, and more than a decade ago fell in love with Calistoga and purchased vineyards in Knights Valley. In their own words: “The Lawer Estates vineyards have the ideal terroir and microclimates to nurture a diverse range of varietals including Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Chardonnay, Viognier and Petite Sirah. On summer days, coastal breezes make their way through the gap in the hills and up the creek that meanders through our vineyard. This cooling infuses our wines with unmistakable character. Complementing this ideal microclimate is a subterranean volcanic reservoir that nurtures our vines year-round, and provides essential hydration even in times of drought. Lawer Estates is a labor of love run by the entire Lawer family alongside our experienced viticulture and winemaking team. We feel blessed to be the stewards of this rare vineyard property and we hope that you enjoy our wines."

We think this is a tremendously flavorful, rich wine for our head-spinning price -- honeyed apples, candied lemon, fresh yet opulent. You will love it!

We have about 25 cases to sell and that’s IT! While it lasts!

TASTING NOTES 

The Viognier has a pale yellow color with golden highlights. Exotic nose with aromas of citrus, apricot, and pear. This wine has a very alluring aroma of peach and honeysuckle. Lush and rich on the palate with a fusion of fresh fruit with a light, refreshing finish. The flavors are rich and spicy, full-bodied and richly textured.