Daily Wine 6/1/2017

Favia Suize 12
Pale gold in color with a complex nose of white flowers, ripe tropical fruits, citrus, and cream. The palate is fruit-forward and develops herbaceous notes with age.

Daily Wine 6/1/17:

Favia – Suize – Viognier – Amador – 2012

  • Favia is based out of the Coombsville AVA (American Viticultural Area) in the southeastern edge of Napa Valley.
  • This wine ages for 20 months and is allowed to ferment naturally in a combination of neutral oak barrels and stainless steel.
  • The wine is names after Marie Suize, who searched for gold in and around Amador during the California gold rush.
  • Favia is a collaboration between Annie Favia and Andy Erickson. Their philosophy is to make wines with soul and that express the land from which they came.
  • Viognier (vee-oh-nay) is best known for its presence in the Northern Rhône Valley of France, particularly the appellation of Condrieu.
  • The grape at one point had just a handful of hectares of vines left in existence. Georges Vernay saw a future in the grape that most didn’t and revived it to be also produced in Australia and California. Viognier makes one of the most expressive and complex white wines.

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Napa Valley
Napa Valley, California
Favia Erickson Winegrowers

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