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Viognier Wine Details
Price: $21.00 per bottle

Description: Voted one of Virginia’s best at Tarara’sViognier Festival, Double Gold – Eastern Intl Comp; Gold – VA State Fair; Silver – San Fran Intl Comp 2009, Silver – Atlantic Seaboard Comp 2009 With initial notes of passion fruit, kiwi and grapefruit on the nose, this excellent vintage greets the palate with flavors of honeydew melon and honeysuckle, then lingers on the tongue and in the mind with a long coconut finish. Fermented and aged for 5 months in select Cadus French 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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