Belden Barns originally planted a small plot of Viognier on their vineyard to co-ferment with Syrah, a winemaking approach widely used in the Northern Rhone appellation of Côte-Rôtie to add floral notes and complexity. During the many-year process of waiting for the young Viognier vines to bear a reasonable amount of fruit to harvest, the Beldens kept bumping into the occasional late harvest Viognier. Falling in love with this style of wine, they decided that the Viognier grapes provided a great opportunity to round out the Belden Barns offering with a dessert wine. Aged in new oak, this wine has nectar notes with rich honey, peach, and floral character in the finish. While this is a dessert wine, it is well balanced with acidity. Pair with apple pie and/or vanilla ice cream.