2015 Black Ankle Vineyards Viognier
Region: North Central Piedmont, Frederick County, Maryland, United States of America
Second white from Black Ankle. Pale golden yellow, lighter than the Chardonnay. A little tight to start off, but definite tropical/citrus fruit influence, like lychee and grapefruits. Something a little sweet too, not exactly sure what but almost caramelized. Moderate plus acidity (7.5/10), tangy and light bodied. Palate was a little closed off with just wood chips and wet grass. Maybe with more time it will develop some more complex notes. Moderate finish and semi-dry.
Majority of this wine is Viognier with 75% the other 25% is Grüner Veltliner. This bottling only had 200 cases produced.
2016 till 2020.
Price Point:$$ - Tasted at the estate, can be purchased at the estate, online for $32.00 or for a slight discount through their wine club.