2017 K Powerline Viognier

2017 K Powerline Viognier

Price: $45.00

Exotic aromas rise from the glass. Mango, orange peel and honeysuckle lead the parade to the palate. Supple, pleasing with depth, elegance and hints of apricot, apple blossom, star anise and a kiss of brioche. Carry this all the way to the long satisfying finish. This Viognier is a true revelation. —Charles

Current & Past Scores

94 Points, Jeb Dunnuck (formerly of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate)

All barrel fermented (10-15% new French oak) the 2017 Viognier Powerline is a Condrieu-like effort that has beautiful notes of musky pineapple, caramelized orange, and honeyed flower notes. Rich, medium to full-bodied, textured, and beautifully balanced, it’s a stunning Viognier to drink over the coming 2-3 years.

95 Points, Jeb Dunnuck (formerly of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate) (v2016)

“Going all through malolactic fermentation and spending 15 months in barrels, the 2016 Viognier Powerline is the real deal. Brioche, crushed rocks, apricot, and tangerine notes all emerge from this medium to full bodied effort that has rocking levels of salty minerality as well as a great texture and finish.

94 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (v2016)

“Attractively perfumed, the 2015 Viognier Powerline Estate offers up delicate aromas of lychee, peach and apricot. On the palate, it’s full-bodied, sappy and succulent, with nice texture and concentration and a long, flavorful finish. Viognier is a high-wire act to master, so kudos to Leighton and Smith for this compelling example.”


The vineyards we work with are farmed using the most up to date sustainable practices.

Powerline Vineyard (100%): A 30-acre estate vineyard, located over 1200 feet elevation. Powerline Vineyard was planted in 2012 in the foothills of the Blue Mountains, just south of Walla Walla in the Walla Walla Valley AVA. The soils are well drained with cobblestone river rocks and underlying layers of sand and gravel deposits, allowing vines to develop very deep and strong roots. The cobblestone rock was brought down river from the Blue Mountains and deposited on top of the ancient river bed. The deep sand and silt below the stones bring a great purity to the grapes, while high elevations keep acids high, producing very well-balanced wines with remarkable complex characters.