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Viognier "Ibarra-Young Vineyard"

Viognier "Ibarra-Young Vineyard" Wine Details
Price: $30.00 per bottle

Description: This is classic California Viognier. Exotic fruit aromas— peaches, pears, lychee with a distinct minerality throughout. ’04 was a warm vintage so the flavors are a bit riper and fleshier than normal. The acidity is very well balanced though softer than most vintages. The small crop probably added some layers of intensity as well.

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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