Home   Map   Blog Roll   WineCompass   Wine 101   My Compass 

Columbia Valley Viognier

Columbia Valley Viognier Wine Details
Price: $14.99 per bottle

Description: “Enticing floral aromas of honeysuckle and green tea lead into a fruit-filled palate of Asian pear and spice. This Viognier is lush and exotic, with a slightly oily finish adding just the right amount of body.” -Bob Bertheau, winemaker

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 Chateau Ste. Michelle information