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Viognier, Simpson Vineyard

Viognier, Simpson Vineyard Wine Details
Price: $20.00 per bottle

Description: Intensely tropical and fresh, ripe and racy--a wine designed for summertime sipping or anytime enjoyment. With glowing lucidity, a nose full of honeysuckle blossoms and plush peach tones, this Viognier finishes with a refreshing tang that won’t disappoint its fans (and will surely convert the cynical).Whole cluster pressed to perfection and stainless steel fermented… always delicious. 3,332 Cases Stainless Steel Fermented 100 % California 100% Viognier 14.3% alcohol Simpson Vineyard, California Release May 1, 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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