We pick these Red Mountain Chenin Blanc grapes during a deep freeze in order to coax the concentrated juice needed for a dessert wine of this caliber. This involves monitoring vineyard temperatures deep into the night and picking at the right time to ensure optimal flavor and sugar extraction. Kiona is an Indian word that means brown hills. The family owned winery helped pioneer the Washington wine industry when it planted some of the area's first vines in 1975. Two proud generations of winemaking and viticultural excellence are captured in this outstanding wine.
Our 2013 Muscat Canelli was harvested at an optimal maturity of 30 brix which produces a delightfully fruity wine with floral aromas of ripe peaches and apricots. It is wonderfully refreshing with flora aromas of ripe grapefruit and lemon pound cake-an extraordinary combination of sweetness and crisp balance with 12.5% residual sugar. Pair with spicy dishes, peppery sauces or a light dessert. Serve Chilled!