Wild Horse Viognier 2006

Viognier from Central Coast, California

Price: $18.29
Item No. 93871
Style: Rich & Creamy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

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Winemaker's Notes

Blend: 88% Viognier, 9% Roussanne, 3% Verdelho

Wild Horse 2006 Viognier captures the aromatic charm and richness of this varietal. Grapes for this bottling came from Wild Horse's estate vineyard, and the venerable Caleri vineyard in the Cienega Valley of San Benito County. The two vineyards come together to produce a wine with floral aromas of citrus and honeysuckle blossom, followed by flavors of ripe apricot, nectarine, and allspice with a flinty, mineral finish.

Of the two vineyards, the Wild Horse estate lends the elegant floral tones, while the Caleri vineyard conjures spice and minerality. The barrel ferment adds the richness to the mouthfeel, while adding a hint of vanilla on the lingering finish.

Serve well-chilled as an aperitif, or enjoy as an accompaniment to seafood bisques, barbequed shrimp and fusion cuisine.

Learn About Wild Horse Map ItMap It

Located south of Paso Robles in Templeton, California, Wild Horse Winery was founded in 1983 by Ken Volk. Wild Horse Winery was named for the wild mustangs that roamed the hills east of the vineyard estate. These mavericks suggest a free, noble spirit and are the ideal symbol for the Wild Horse Winery commitment to spirited winemaking. The vineyard and winery location was selected...

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Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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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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