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Viognier, Estate Bottled Santa Ynez Valley

Viognier, Estate Bottled Santa Ynez Valley Wine Details
Price: $17.00 per bottle

Description: On the nose, aromas of honeysuckle and Mandarin orange hint at sweetness. However, this wine is dry on the palate with notes of ripe peach and melon. A lingering finish has a touch of minerality, a signature characteristic of our vineyard. A natural pairing would be grilled chicken. If you are feeling experimental, try prawns with hazelnut butter.

Varietal Definition
The most acclaimed white wine grape from France's Rhône Valley, Viognier is a highly aromatic varietal, with a flavor profile that could include peach, apricot, nectarine, lichee, musk and flower blossom. The heady perfume of this varietal is one of its trademarks, although its flavors are sometimes problematic in matching with food. However, it does well with lobster, crab and moderately flavored fish. Use it as an apéritif as an alternative to Chardonnay. The "Rhône Rangers" in California have done an excellent job promoting this varietal.


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