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2001 Viognier, Talmage Block

2001 Viognier, Talmage Block Wine Details

Description: The Talmage Block displays the full panorama of flavors that can be found in this wonderful varietal. Floral notes play on fruit notes with just the right touch of creamy-vanilla oak.

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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