A beautiful bottle of wine. A brown bottle with light colored wine inside, and a white label. The label has the iconic large "K" and beanth that says "Viognier. Art Den Hoed. Yakima Valley. 2018."

2018 K Art Den Hoed Viognier – 1.5L

In stock
$70.00
Also available in Large Format 1.5L Magnum Bottles, While Supplies Last

Scores and Tasting Notes

Honeysuckle, Asian pear, lilac and wisteria. This seductive wine is elegant and layered with white peach, apricot, melon, apple blossom and cool stone. Mouth-filling and fresh. A sophisticated beauty. –Winemaker Charles Smith

93 Points – James Suckling

This is a serious viognier with density and richness that is reminiscent of a southern Rhone with it’s depth and layers. Full-bodied with a solid center palate and a long, flavorful finish. I like the almost tannic structure to the mouth feel. Drink or hold.”

92 Points – Jeb Dunnuck (Formerly of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate)

“From a site in the Yakima Valley and brought up in neutral barrel and concrete, the 2018 Viognier Art Den Hoed reveals a medium gold hue as well as beautiful notes of orange blossom, ripe peach, and a touch of quince. With medium-bodied richness, the classic Viognier texture, and a great finish, it’s a layered, textured, balanced Viognier that does everything right.”

90 Points – Vinous/Tanzer

“Bright, light yellow. Lovely aromatic lift to the aromas of pineapple, citrus fruits, mint and flowers. Rich, supple and pure but youthfully restrained, with a distinctly chalky quality contributing to the wine’s delicacy. Finishes firm and bone-dry, with a crisp note of Asian pear. Winemaker Brennon Leighton predicted that this wine will take on a honeysuckle quality with some time in bottle, without losing its chalky character. (13.5% alcohol; made from two blocks in the same vineyard, one on limestone soil at higher elevation, the other on cobbly river rocks; made half in concrete and half in barriques.)”

Vineyard – Art Den Hoed (100%)

Yakima Valley AVA, Washington State White Wine; 100% Viognier, 13.5% Alcohol
Made entirely from Art Den Hoed’s vineyard in lower Yakima Valley, this site is unique because it sits at 1300 ft in elevation, making it one of the cooler vineyards in the area with excellent air drainage. We source from two blocks of Viognier, the older planted in 2000 and the newest planted in 2006.
The vineyards we work with are farmed using the most up to date sustainable practices.

Vintage

The 2018 vintage was incredible! This outstanding vintage began mild followed by a long and dry ripening season in the fall. This enabled us to hang the fruit to reach optimal ripeness without losing acidity or increasing sugars. The wines from 2018 are exceptional in many ways, from the great expression of the whites to the beautiful refinement and complexity of the reds. Enjoy!

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