2013 Amber Moonlight

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2013 Amber Moonlight
2013 Amber Moonlight
This dessert wine is great with crème brûlée, pastries, and desserts. The fruit ripened on the vine to decadent sugar levels. Fermentation was arrested partially through its natural process, which gives the wine complex sweetness from its own residual sugar. Underlying floral aromas and tropical flavors typical to Viognier are present but now in more layered dessert wine tones.
Unctuous mix of apricot, peaches and cream. Exhibits soft floral characteristics as well as citrus and smooth honey flavors.
Tasting notes
Our late harvest Viognier is an unctuous mix of apricot, peaches and cream. Fit to be drank by itself, this wine also pairs perfectly with desserts ranging from crème brûlée to chocolate.
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Varietal Composition100% Viognier
AppellationPaso Robles
VineyardPomar Junction Vineyard
Sugar42 Brix
Acid5.5 g/L
Aging10 Months Neutral Oak
Residual Sugar15.8%
Wine StyleDessert Wine
Volume375 ml
Bottling Date07/15/2014
Cases Produced85
Made entirely from hand-picked, estate-grown grapes this Late Harvest Viognier hails from the hillsides of our vineyard with limestone shale rock soils. The cooling Templeton Gap breezes moderate summer temperatures and combine with our Linne Calado soils for ideal growing conditions.
Jim Shumate, Winemaker
A native of Southern California, Jim's first wine job was working in the barrel room at Meridian Vineyards, where his budding career was greatly influenced by legendary winemaker Chuck Ortman. After several vintages with Meridian as Senior Lab Technician and Senior Barrel Technician, Jim moved on to become Cellar Master and Consulting Winemaker at Templeton Wine Services (where he first met Pomar Junction CEO, Dana Merrill). From 1999 to 2008, this full-service processing facility afforded Jim the opportunity to work with a wide range of varietals, styles and volumes – from small, high-end lots to several-thousand-case productions.
While making wine for Templeton Wine Services, Jim was also busy working toward a degree in Enology at Cal Poly University. His involvement at Cal Poly eventually led to an invitation to develop and manage the Cal Poly pilot winery which opened in 2008. As Cellar Master, Winemaker, and Lecturer for the new campus winery, Jim instructed students on procedural operations of all winery equipment, demonstration of lab analysis and interpretation of results. Additionally, Jim co-taught advanced enology classes, operated and repaired all winemaking equipment, and established a new bottling line for the campus winery. After several vintages of hands-on teaching from fruit to bottling, Jim took the position of Winemaker at Pomar Junction in July 2011.
He lives in Paso Robles with his wife and children.
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