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Viognier Wine Details

Description: As our 2010 Viognier was growing on the vine, we were experiencing an unprecedented demand for the previous vintage. Viognier was quickly becoming our most popular wine, and not by a little – by an incredible margin. So as I watched bottles rapidly leave the building, I knew we were going to have to produce something special as a follow up.

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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