2017 Viognier

Mendocino County, CA

  • Producer

    Inizi Wines

  • What we love

    A remarkably priced, really well-made, aromatic wine that smells of summertime and ocean air. Notes of candied lemon, peaches, ripe melon and gardenia flowers, with a refreshing finish and softness from barrel fermentation. Add several bottles to your cart, it’s a lively wine that’s ideal fuel for board game nights and great banter.

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About this Wine

At first this wine is tight and focused with tart acidity but then loosens its grip on the finish. A good half hour spent in a decanter helps unwind its tightly bundled-up fruit and release the more floral elements of its perfume, as does a service temperature of about 50-55 degrees. Take care not to over-refrigerate. If it’s too cold, this wine’s delicate details will be missed. The most important tip of all? Enjoy it with your friends! Just 500 cases produced.


  • Technical Data
  • Blend: 80% Viognier and 20% Tocai Friulano
  • Alcohol: 13.4% | pH: 3.26 | Residual Sugar: 0.05 g/L
  • Winemaking: The grapes are sourced from two vineyards, Foxhill and McDowell, both at the extreme edges of Mendocino County, where days are hot and nights are cold. The grapes were whole cluster pressed and allowed to settle for 24 hours, then racked to stainless steel tanks where fermentation begins. Once the wine reached 12 brix, it was moved to neutral French oak barrel for five months to finish fermentation.
  • Drink now through 2021

A.J. & Jen Filipelli + John & Kirsti Harley

Owners + Winemakers + Farmers

INIZI means 'beginnings' in Italian. The name INIZI came from the belief that a bottle of wine begins in the vineyard and should reflect not only the variety of the grape, but also the place it was grown and the farming practices.

INIZI Wines was founded by two couples, A.J. and Jen Filipelli and John and Kirsti Harley. A series of random events brought them together… A.J. and John became friends while attending Fresno State University. A.J. studied Viticulture (grape growing) and John studied Enology (winemaking). Their mutual love of wine made them quick and life-long friends.

In 2012, with invaluable marketing help from their wives, INIZI was born. When you visit INIZI’s tasting room, you will enjoy outstanding Italian varietals hand-produced right in Sonoma County.



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