19 Keeling Schaefer Viognier
Rod Keeling and his wife Jan Schaefer farm a beautiful piece of land in the foothills of the Chiricahua Mountains on the eastern edge of the Willcox valley. Rod comes from an old Arizona farming family and has one of the most meticulously farmed vineyards I have seen in Arizona. This incredibly rich, new-world Viognier will win the heart of followers who love this grape’s oily, ripe, intense expression. Super-ripe pineapple, campfire marshmallow, vanilla, and crème brûlée are but a few of the many amazing traits of this wine. Enjoy it by itself or try it with shellfish stews or class crab or lobster bisque.