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'04 Viognier

'04 Viognier Wine Details
Price: $20.00 per bottle

Description: This Rhone varietal is shown at its brightest in this particular wine. An exceptionally well developed crop gives this wine an astute richness not found in other Viogniers. With floral qualities, the wonderfully candied nose leads into layer after layer of brilliant fruit, including peach, apricot, apple and melon. The higher alcohol content compounded with a fair amount of glycerol give an illusion of sweetness, even though the wine is technically dry. Let this wine accompany your next Thai stir-fry, sushi, as well as light cheeses and fruits.

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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