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Santa Barbara County Viognier

Santa Barbara County Viognier Wine Details
Price: $20.00 per bottle

Description: Nothing is more relaxing than a cool glass of Viognier on a warm summer afternoon, lounging with friends and laughing the day away. A floral aroma laced with essences of guava, citrus and light stone fruits encouraging you to savor it as quickly as you can pop the cork. Closing your eyes, the first sip sends you to a tropical oasis with flavors of apricot, white peach, and honeydew while a refreshingly soft minerality lingers towards the finish. Serve this wine on the patio with a bowl of fresh fruit, or try pairing with fresh sole and mango salsa. Best enjoyed over the next 2-4 years.

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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