We planted Viognier in 2014 with the intention of making a late harvest dessert wine to enjoy with fresh fruit in summer. Until the vines are mature enough to take the stress of leaving grapes to get high sugar, I pick them earlier to make a white wine and last Spring we released a Viognier-Chardonnay blend called Sencillo as our Summer white. It returns this year, very similar in style to the 2016 version, again made simply (Sencillo means simple) with no added yeast, no malo-lactic fermentation, no new oak and bottled early to keep freshness and fruit. It has the floral notes of viognier balanced by the richness of Chardonnay. The perfect summer wine to have with salads, chicken and stir-fry shrimp. Drink now and in the next 12 months.