Oxford Landing Viognier 2008

Viognier from South Australia, Australia

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Item No. 97614
  • ST88
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2007
  • WS88

Winemaker's Notes

Pale straw with green hues, the Oxford Landing Viognier has aromas of lifted musk and honeysuckle followed on with hints of white flowers and stone fruit. The palate is richly textural with classic Viognier minerality complemented perfectly with ripe flavors of the late seasons peach and apricot.

A great wine for drinking now and with careful cellaring this wine will continue to exhibit these generous Viognier flavors and textures for at least 2-3 years.

Critical Acclaim

"Greenish gold. Varietally accurate aromas of peach, pear and orange, with a subtle floral quality. Light-bodied and juicy, with good lift to its pit and citrus fruit flavors, which are underscored by zesty minerality. Finishes clean and with a refreshingly bitter edge, repeating the orange note. As usual, this is a superb value. "
88 Points

Learn About Oxford Landing Map ItMap It

Oxford Landing isn't some invented name on a wine label. It's a real place, a real vineyard, that lies alongside the River Murray near the South Australian river town of Waikerie. Wyndham Hill Smith found this place in 1958 and Yalumba purchased the block naming it Oxford Landing after a nearby site where drovers once grazed and watered sheep on the long journey to Adelaide from northern pastoral properties.

Today, Oxford Landing has matured into one of Australia's most innovative viticultural enterprises delivering varietal flavor through a collection of value priced varietal wines.

Learn About South Australia

The majority of wines from Australia come from this state. Home to the red wine regions of McLaren Vale, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley, South Australia produces some of the finest red wines of the country, and some say in the world. White wines gain their reputation from the distinctive Rieslings of Clare Valley.

Learn About Viognier

Viognier(vee-ohn-YAY) Viognier is best known for producing the rich, aromatic white wines of the Northern Rhone. Once a pricey commodity of the area, it's now much easier to find and drink. The perfumed grape creates wines of distinct aromas and flavors. Lower in acid and even lower yielding, Viognier kept to itself in Southern France until some traveling winemakers took hold of...

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