The Koenig commitment to quality wine making starts in the vineyard, where responsible viticulture and low yields produce unique opulent vintages. Focusing on vineyard designated wines from sites with exceptional micro-climates allows wines of character and distinction to be bottled. The Snake River Valley is home to a rare combination of soil and climate that rivals the world’s best wine regions. At Koenig Vineyards, the ultimate goal is to discover and practice wine growing methods that convey the remarkable terroir of wines grown in this young and exciting viticultural appellation.
Deep in the cellar, premium varietal wines are patiently aged in small French and American oak barrels. Meticulous wine making and a dedication to single-vineyard wines enables winemaker Greg Koenig to craft small quantities of award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Riesling, Chardonnay, and Viognier, combining classic Burgundian and Bordelais tradition with the brilliant quality of fruit grown in this valley.
Notes of ripe but tart apples and pears tumble forth. The palate is off dry, underlining the rich fruitiness of the flavors. These are balanced by lemony freshness, leaving full-fruited, apple- and pear-scented generosity on the palate.