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Viognier '03

Viognier '03 Wine Details
Price: $15.50 per bottle

Description: Imagine a soft chardonnay blended with a perfect Pinot Grigio married with a balanced taste of peaches. I feel very honored to offer this 67 case lot production wine to our wine drinkers. Since I have been a huge fan of the wine for many years. Velvety like an older Chardonnay, without the Oak. Like a fine Italian Pinot Grigio with out the flowery nose. Viognier has been described in general terms as "A swooning wine ….. wine that just oozed sex and sensuality" Could not have said it any better. Our Viognier will tease you with the color and nose hinting at something sweeter but the actually taste being dry. 67 Cases will not last long.

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.
Chardonnay is by far the most widely planted grape crop in California and dominates California’s cooler, coastal, quality wine regions. The natural varietal ‘taste and smell’ of Chardonnay is surprisingly unfamiliar to many wine drinkers, as its true character is often guised with dominating winemaking signatures. Chardonnay’s rather subdued primary fruit characteristics lean toward the crisp fruitiness of apples, pears and lemon, but the variety’s full body is capable of supporting a host of complementary characteristics, such as oak, butter and vanilla. Regardless of what is the appropriate style for Chardonnay, the varietal continues to dominate vineyard plantings in every corner of the world. Close attention to clonal selection has made this broad geographic and climactic range of Chardonnay viable in thoughtful viticultural hands.


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