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Viognier Wine Details
Price: $20.00 per bottle

Description: Our second vintage of Viognier, from rising-star Stillwater Creek Vineyard on the Royal Slope in the Columbia Valley (blended with 6% Roussanne from the esteemed Ciel du Cheval Vineyard of Red Mountain). Styled after the wines of the famous Condrieu appellation in the Northern Rhône Valley. The huge nose of sweet peach and apricot jump from the glass, and the mouthfeel is viscous and rich – both of which belie the wine’s crisp texture and bone dry finish.

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.
Also known as Bergeron in the french Savoie region. Semi-classic grape grown in the Hermitage-Rhone and southern Cotes du Rhone region of France. Still occasionally incorporated into white wine blends, (e.g: with the Marsanne grape wine), because of its acidity and aroma but finding less and less favor.


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