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critical acclaim:"A classic baby Vintage Port nose of blackberry, currant and a little bit of green lemon leaf. Full-bodied and medium sweet. There's a solid core of ripe fruit and powerful tannins, with grip. The real deal. 94-97 points
winemaker's notes:This refreshing Viognier offers aromas of white peaches, vanilla, cashew, Maui Gold pineapple and white flowers. Flavors of pineapple, stonefruit such as white peach, vanilla and butterscotch will be found on the palate. This wine has great balance with fresh acidity that leads to a zesty finish!Drink now for freshness
Anticipated maturity: 2011-2020
Anticipated maturity: 2012-2026
Perfect with flavorful roasts, pastas, and cheeses.
With a bit of daring, this could be savored as a vino da meditazione, a sipping wine all on its own. Or certainly in accompaniment to end-of-dinner sweets, such as panforte. And, of course, with beef stews, braised meats with potatoes, cheeses that are aged but not too pungent, and large game, such as boar.Best after 2011