Our 2009 Viognier is a fresh greenish straw color. The aromas are lively with lemon-lime, white peach, grapefruit, honeysuckle, and a hint of
clover honey. With a soft and voluptuous body and texture, our Viognier is seductively pleasant with white peach flavors and a hint of Christmas
spice. The distinctive fruit and lingering long finish amplifies the versatility of this variety; while it has broad base appeal as a stand-alone glass
of wine, it can be paired with many dishes, even standing up to spicy Thai, Indian, Mexican or Asian cuisine.
"A brilliant Viognier that preserves the variety’s exotic richness, while framing it with balance and subtlety, no easy task. Impresses for its array of pineapple crême brulée, Key lime pie, golden mango and green apple opulence, yet is crisp and zesty in acidity, and there’s a bracing minerality. The grapes come from an unusual combination of Rutherford, which provides ripeness, and Carneros, which brings acidity and freshness."
Fruity & Smooth
Chicken > Herbs
This is probably the best Viognier you will drink this year, perhaps any. The fruit is distinctive, and the acidity is perfectly balanced, with a smooth, long finish. There is none of the typical Viognier bitter lemon.
Light & Crisp
Cheese > Blue, White Fish > Hot Spices
Not exactly what I'd expect from a 93 rating, but a solid wine for the $$'s. Light, with a hint of fruitiness. Good clean finish, which is always something I'm looking for.