Home   Map   Blog Roll   WineCompass   Wine 101   My Compass 


Viognier Wine Details
Price: $26.00 per bottle

Description: An expressive wine with lush texture, Viognier is at its peak when fully ripened under moderately cool summer conditions. Estate grown in the well drained alluvial soils of our vineyard in Paso Robles, this exotic varietal displays the honeyed fruit character and viscous mouthfeel found in the world’s finest white wines. Fermented entirely in barrel and aged “sur lie”, our Viognier is truly a wine for the table, and partners best with rich fish or poultry entrees.

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.


Back to Cass Winery information