About This Wine
Castoro Cellars is situated in the rolling hills of San Miguel.
That’s part of California’s Paso Robles viticultural area, a region that has really come on strong over the past 20 years as growers and winemakers matched specific grape varieties and clones to their ideal microclimates. Castoro farms four vineyards on Paso’s “East Side,” including one known as Stone’s Throw.
Why Stone’s Throw? Because it’s contiguous with the winery property. Anyone who visits the winery will see this vineyard, which was planted in 1996 and ’97. Silty loam soil dominates, and the vineyard is being transitioned to organic farming — an ideal setting for growing Viognier.
The vineyard has 6.2 acres of that variety, and the wine made from those grapes is extremely floral (think: orange blossom), fruitful (orange, peach, nectarine), and refreshing. It’s the perfect foil for stuffed trout or a dish accompanied by mango salsa... and it also can be savored solo.
Rare grape of France's Rhone valley. Produces a floral, full-bodied spicy wine. Yields vary widely and it's hard to grow in other places.
- Grape Composition:100% Viognier
- Grape Source:Stone’s Throw Vineyard in Paso Robles Growing Area
- Aromas & Flavors:Orange Blossom, Peach, Nectarine, Seville Orange, Almond, Cream and Toast
- When to Drink:Now Through 2013
- Food Pairing Suggestionstuffed trout, or mango salsa.