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Viognier Wine Details
Price: $26.00 per bottle

Description: Until relatively recently, this variety was found almost exclusively in the small northern Rhone appellation known as Condrieu, where it's ancestry could be traced to Roman times. Although today it is a bit more widely planted, it is still extremely rare in the Willamette Valley. We have planted this variety on our warmest spot in the vineyard. We currently have just over an acre producing with another beginning to come on line in 2005.

Varietal Definition
The most acclaimed white wine grape from France's Rhône Valley, Viognier is a highly aromatic varietal, with a flavor profile that could include peach, apricot, nectarine, lichee, musk and flower blossom. The heady perfume of this varietal is one of its trademarks, although its flavors are sometimes problematic in matching with food. However, it does well with lobster, crab and moderately flavored fish. Use it as an apéritif as an alternative to Chardonnay. The "Rhône Rangers" in California have done an excellent job promoting this varietal.


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