A Season for Sweet Lucille.
This time of year the sun sets earlier and earlier. Temperatures are gradually dropping and that bit of early fall is slowly shifting my mindset to thoughts of comfort foods and beverages. Enter Lucille by Stottle Winery. Lucille is a late harvest Viognier.
A well crafted dessert wine, Lucille is sweet but balanced with appropriate acidity, so the sweetness does not dominate this wine. If you are already thinking of holiday plans and meals, Lucille would be wonderful served after dinner and by the fireplace or fire pit. It was a delight enjoying this wine at sunset after home cooked meals. Thank you Amy and Josh.
Color: Pale silver-gold.
Nose: Honey, stone fruit, fresh minerality.
Palate: Medium-sweet, resin, honey, apricot, nectarine, fluid mid-palate, gentle tart. Palate cleansing.
Thoughts: Not heavy, refreshing. Balanced sugar and acidity. As it warmed it seemed sweeter with fig. I think it would be a good palate cleanser for a multi-course dinner; best after heavy, fatty food. I would pair Lucille with Crème brûléee and an espresso. Strongly Recommended.
Blend: 100% Viognier
AVA: Yakima Valley
Sample provided by winery
Stottle Winery (Lacey)
2641 Willamette Dr NE
Lacey, WA 98516
Tasting Hours: Monday & Tuesday : By appointment only.
Wednesday – Sunday : 12pm – 6pm
Hoodsport Tasting Room
24180 Highway 101
Hoodsport, WA 98548
Fall Hours: Friday - Sunday : 11am - 5pm
Stottle Winery was founded by Amy and Josh Stottlemyer. Winemaker Josh Stottlemyer is the force behind the wines of Stottle Winery. After selling his web development and internet marketing firm he took his passion for wine to the Northwest Wine Academy in Seattle. Where he completed their 2 year winemaking program. Josh also holds a bachelors of science from the University of Minnesota where he studied chemical engineering and geology. Stottle Winery and main tasting room is located in Lacey, Washington just off I-5 and north of the state capital, Olympia.
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