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Viognier Wine Details
Price: $26.00 per bottle

Description: 2005 viognier MILL CREEK VINEYARD 100% Estate, Walla Walla Valley May 1st Release 750 ml $26 per btl / $280.80 per case Each vintage of this wine reflects our determination to fine-tune how we grow this tricky yet rewarding varietal. A crop level of less than two tons per acre and extremely careful shoot management allowed us to achieve ripeness with the lowest sugar levels yet. Pressing it as gently as possible gave us the lowest pH level so far, maintaining an optimum level of acidity. These factors combined to make the most balanced and finessed Viognier we have made to date.

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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