Floral, honeysuckle, Asian Pear
Wine Enthusiast 93 points - Although overall neutral and mild, this artisanal vodka is distinguished by a faint fruitiness and a touch of sweetness on the clean, crisp finish.
— K.N. (Jul 2011)
Their “straight” vodka is a blend of grain (wheat) neutral spirit and a vodka they’ve crafted from viognier wine. They use the viognier vodka to diminish the alcoholic overtone found in most other vodkas.
Viognier is an old varietal wine grape that makes a delicious white wine, but it’s relatively new to California. Viognier grapes are hard to grow, and they don’t produce a whole lot of fruit. To get the full flavor, you have to pick them when they’re perfectly ripe. “But despite, or perhaps because of, this precariousness [the viognier grape] has the most amazing clear, golden color and the aroma of flowers and fruits at their freshest.”
|Wine maker notes
|We couldn’t seem to find a straight vodka we truly liked.
Some were harsh; all of them lacked depth. We knew we had to find a way to make a straight vodka our way - using the best ingredients. Our Head Distiller works with specialist growers to source fruit at the peak of ripeness. Fine grapes are blended with Midwestern grains to make a perfectly balanced straight vodka with a slightly fruity note.