Full-figured and charmingly floral, Viognier is one of the most important white grapes of the northern Rhône, and the only one allowed in Condrieu and neighboring monopole (an entire appellation dedicated to just one winery), Château Grillet. It is also a blending variety in several appellations throughout the entire Rhône Valley. Viognier is grown throughout much of the rest of the wine world with some degree of success. Look for great New World examples from California, Chile, Oregon, Washington and cooler parts of Australia.
In the Glass
This is an aromatic variety making rich, complex and full-bodied white wines redolent of a full bouquet of flowers, stone and tropical fruits and a dash of spice. It is lower in acidity than most white wines, lending to its heavy impression on the palate. While a whiff of Viognier might suggest sweet flavors, these wines are typically quite dry.
Viognier is an intense, bold variety that can easily stand up to hearty food like pork loin with apricot stuffing, roasted chicken or chicken Kiev.
While Viognier is a white grape, it also plays an important role in the red wines of Côte Rôtie in the northern Rhône. About 5% Viognier is typically co-fermented with the Syrah in order to stabilize the color, and as an added benefit, add a subtle perfume.
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Oxford Landing Limited Release Viognier 1999Viognier from South Australia, Australia
Wild Horse Equus Viognier 1999Viognier from Central Coast, California
Horton Viognier 1999Viognier from Virginia, Other U.S.
Echelon Viognier 1999Viognier from Central Coast, California
Duboeuf Viognier 1999Viognier from Beaujolais, Burgundy, France
West Bend Viognier 1999Viognier from North Carolina, Other U.S.
Cline Viognier 1999Viognier from Carneros, California
Smoking Loon Viognier 1999Viognier from Napa Valley, California
Matanzas Creek Viognier 1999Viognier from Central Coast, California
Beaulieu Vineyard Signet Collection Viognier 1999Viognier from Napa Valley, California
Calera Viognier 1999Viognier from Central Coast, California
Zaca Mesa Viognier 1999Viognier from California
RH Phillips EXP Viognier (1.5L) 1999Viognier from California
Waterbrook Viognier 1999Viognier from Columbia Valley, Washington
Guigal La Doriane Condrieu 1999Viognier from Condrieu, Rhone, France
Alban Estate Viognier 1999Viognier from Central Coast, California
Callaway Viognier 1999Viognier from California
McDowell Viognier 1999Viognier from North Coast, California
Fess Parker Santa Barbara Viognier 1999Viognier from Central Coast, California
Eberle Mill Road Vineyard Viognier 1999Viognier from Central Coast, California
Rabbit Ridge Viognier 1999Viognier from California
Delas Condrieu La Galopine Viognier 1999Viognier from Condrieu, Rhone, France
Callaway Viognier Reserve 1999Viognier from California