We love producing a California Viognier that brings a new look into this old world varietal. Viognier is known to be floral, and the nose presents a delicate blossom note - of peach and orange trees just beginning to flower in the spring. On the palate, the granitic soil comes through, added balance to the wine - giving it great structure and a lemon lime note with ripe honeydew. Want to be transported? This wine is the feeling of that cooling moment of taking a snooze under a willow tree on a hot summer day in the South.
From the Love Ranch Vineyard | Madera AVA
Raft was started in 2016 by Jennifer Reichardt (one of Wine Enthusiast's 2019 "40 Under 40"), Raft wines is committed to creating an accessible and joyful line up of food friendly, Rhone and Italian-inspired wines from California. Wines are light, bright and refreshing. Alcohol levels tend towards the low side. She sources from organically-farmed vineyards whenever possible.
The name "Raft" comes from the word for a "dense flock of swimming birds" a reference to both her family's business (Liberty Duck) as well as the community that keeps her "raft" afloat.