PnP, medium golden-yellow in color. Nose offers up a very fragrant, floral component at first, with white stone fruits like pear, then a bit of zing with orange zest and chalk. In the mouth, the wine is decidedly medium bodied, with beautifully integrated, chalky tannins, firm acidity, tangy white fruit notes, and a chalky finish that goes on for 20-30+ seconds. Very nice wine, great with food, drink up within next year, IMHO.
Pale yellow. Nose of honey, melon, and petrol. At first I thought this might have been over the hill, but it was still going strong. Notes of the honey, melon, apricot, and tropical fruits were still very present. A lovely wine that was persistent and paired well with the thai food tonight.
- Light gold color with medium forming legs and aromas of lemon, pineapple and orange blossom. It's balanced and has flavours of lemon, peach and pineapple with a medium body. Round texture with a medium finish - Initially i was worried i waited too long to open this wine. I was wrong, it is still drinking well, maybe has another year left in it. Faint straw in color. Nose of lemons and wet stones, with a hint of quince and tropical fruit. On the palate, the fruit opens first with nice tropical tones and a citrusy twang, which is nice. Could use a little more acid, but overall well balanced and a nice moderate length finish with a gorgeous minerality for 25-30 sec. Super!
Very nice Viognier, although I do not like this as much as some others. This seems to be a tiny bit "thin" in its flavor profile. All the components are there, but it really tastes a bit light, compared to some of the really great V's out there. But, it still is a nice effort and a great California Viognier.
It needs to be said that this Viognier is definitely on the lighter side and, therefore, is more subtle. Do not overchill this wine, or the flavors will not come forward properly. With the right kind of food, this is a lovely wine. But I would not pair this with a rich soup or anything hearty.
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