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Viognier Wine Details
Price: $22.00 per bottle

Description: Bronze medal - 2006 Washington State Wine Competition. Two appellations, one harmonious wine. This delightfully complex Viognier draws its bright acidity from the volcanic, Alsace-like climate of the Columbia Gorge equally blended and carefully balanced with Viognier from Columbia Valley's sun-drenched slopes and loamy soils. Take time to linger over intricate floral aromas of jasmine and orange blossom that give way to prominent tropical fruit flavors in this full-bodied, exotic wine. These flavors persist to a finish that is harmonious and complete.

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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