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2003 Viognier

2003 Viognier Wine Details

Description: A crisp, Rhône white wine with ripe, tropical fruit flavors with good balance and a lingering finish. It smells and tastes of tangerine and pineapple with a hint of honeysuckle. "Lots of smoke and butterscotch-y tapioca in the nose, and a spicy, peaches - and - cream sweetness. Drinks very fruity, with ripe peach and citrus flavors and spices, but is very dry...." - Wine Enthusiast

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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