Owner and winemaker Martin Fujishin fell in love with the Snake River Valley soils and climate. He spent most of his childhood and adult life traveling the backroads of the Owyhee Mountain range, and in 2009, he opened Fujishin Family Cellars just a few miles from where his family farmed in Southwest Idaho.
He focuses on many varieties—Chardonnay, Viognier, and Gewurztraminer for the whites, and Petite Sirah, Syrah, Mourvedre and Tempranillo for the reds. This particular Viognier was oak aged for three months, giving it a round mouthfeel of vanilla, with a touch of apricots and white flowers. This wine really paired well with chicken accompanied with stone ground mustard cream sauce.
Excellent | $17 | 14.5% ABV