Jade Mountain Napa Valley Viognier 2005

Viognier from Napa Valley, California

Price: $35.00 $11.49
Save $23.51 (67%)
Item No. 94159
  • WS90

Winemaker's Notes

Our Viognier captures all the qualities that have made this grape variety prized for centuries in its native Rhone Valley. The aromas are perfumed with gardenia, honeydew melon, apricot and peach. The bright fruit character carries through in the opulent, beautifully balanced flavors, and then lingers on the finish. Most remarkable is the rich, silky texture of Viognier. It has a natural lushness on the palate that we have emphasized by barrel-fermenting and aging the wine in neutral, four-year-old French oak barrels. We gently stirred the yeast lees during the ten months of aging to contribute roundness and complexity, without pronounced oak character that would distract from the focused fruit expression. Lightly chill our Viognier and enjoy simply with creamy white cheeses and fresh fruit. Or match it with delicate crab cakes, grilled or smoked trout, pork roasted with rosemary or chicken salad with fresh pineapple, mango and macadamia nuts.

"Tastes sweet beyond ripeness, with a complex range of juicy apple, pear and mango flavors that are rich and mouthcoating."
-Wine Spectator

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Rating:
(9/21/2010)
Went well with pasta and even paired nicely with bite of the kids mac & cheese. Light, refreshing and very pleasing to sip and enjoy.
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Learn About Jade Mountain

Since 1988, Jade Mountain has been a pioneer in the production of Rhone-style California wines. The winery was founded with the belief that carefully chosen California vineyard sites planted to Rhone grape varieties can achieve quality on a par with the best from France and Australia. Paras Vineyard, Jade Mountain's flagship vineyard, rests on the upper slopes of Mount Veeder,...

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Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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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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