Sea Shell Cellars 2018 Viognier


2018 Viognier

Composition: 100% Viognier

Record Family Vineyard

Soil Type:

Overlapping alluvial fans with calcareous parent material. Rolling hills with decomposed limestone deposits along its steepest slopes.


This Viognier was picked early and immediately whole-cluster pressed in order to preserve its fresh acidity and character.  The entire lot was fermented in neutral oak barriques and kept on the lees for six months with regular barrel stirring up until bottling prep.

Aging and Duration:

Six months in neutral French oak barriques on the lees.

Number of Bottles Produced: 1392

AVA: Estrella District, Paso Robles

ALC: 14.2%

pH: 3.59

RS: 0.4

Harvest Date: 9.12.2018


Jeff Strekas

Winemaker Comments:

The only non-estate wine in the Sea Shell lineup, this site was chosen due to its geologic similarity to the Sea Shell Vineyard in order to predict what Viognier grapes grown on the home site would likely yield.  Subsequently, a one-acre planting of Viognier has now been established on the Carter’s property.



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