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Viognier Wine Details
Price: $28.00 per bottle

Description: The 2005 Viognier is outstanding; its exuberant fragrance of ripe peaches and tropical blossoms literally explodes from the glass. The wine's mid-palate showcases its rich, luscious texture and its exotic flavor of summer fruits accented with distinct floral notes. The wine is an intersting combination of bright freshness, broad structure and complex minerality.

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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