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Viognier Wine Details
Price: $20.00 per bottle

Description: Is the secret out about Viognier here in El Dorado county? While this is our fifth vintage, many of our favorite local wineries are releasing their first wines made from viognier grown right here in Fair Play, and the wines taste terrific. Our 2004 Viognier comes from uniformly well-ripened grapes grown on a one acre north-facing slope on the southeast corner of our estate vineyard. It's definitely ripe, but like all the wines we make from our estate grown grapes, this wine maintains balanced acidity and plenty of complexity. We think it's delicious!

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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