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Viognier, Dry Creek Vineyard

Viognier, Dry Creek Vineyard Wine Details

Description: What a treat. This Viognier starts with enticing aromas of pear, mango, and honeysuckle. The flavors mirror the bouquet, finishing with a hint of apricot. This wine’s forward fruit and pleasant acidity marry to make it a fine accompaniment to savory foods with fruit-based glazes or sauces. Delicious with grilled chicken and mango salsa. Try it as an aperitif with crackers, peach chutney, and a creamy cheese

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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