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California Viognier

California Viognier Wine Details
Price: $14.00 per bottle

Description: The 2003 vintage displays a strong floral bouquet with hints of jasmine and passionflower. This wine has balanced acidities with peach and apricot flavors in the mouth. This light summertime wine should be chilled and enjoyed today with some friends at a barbeque or picnic.

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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