Season Cellars 2014 Viognier
Seeking out the very best
Season Cellars may be one of the newest wineries in Southern Oregon, but owners Scott and Jennifer Henry are far from inexperienced. They each come from long lines of winemakers and vineyard managers and set out on their own to create a line uniquely theirs.
Winemaker or grape farmer? Often, the two roles are filled by the same person.
At Season Cellars, Scott and Jennifer own no land, and rely on their years of relationships with growers throughout the region to source the very best fruit to make uniquely Southern Oregon wines.
Their name and their label represent the various meanings of Season in their lives – the seasons of the vineyard, the seasons of the location that they love, and the season of their life that enables them to bring this intensely personal project to life.
Cellar 503 Tasting Notes
Season Cellars, Roseburg, Oregon
Viognier was close to extinction as a grape variety with fewer than 100 acres, all planted in a very small part of the Rhône Valley in France.
But over the past decade, Viognier has staged a dramatic comeback thanks to American winemakers who realized the similar characteristics between the Rhône Valley and parts of California, Oregon and Washington where Viognier now thrives.
This trend boomeranged back to France where thousands of acres of Viognier are now being planted in the south, and has proven to be very successful.
In one word, the 2014 Season Cellars Viognier is tropical. This highly aromatic wine starts with a dense smell of mandarin orange, star fruit, and banana. Once you’ve tasted the wine, you’re taken to a rich, lush jungle of guava, pineapple, and passion fruit. This is a luscious wine that will help you celebrate the lingering days of summer.