Jemrose Wine Dinner Jujube: First wine of the Jujube Jemrose Winery dinner, wine paired with a ginger, coconut, and pumpkin soup with red rice and hijiki. Peaches in light syrup, citrus fruits, floral notes, and plenty of slate minerality with hints of bitter pecan shells, tropical fruits, ginger, and applesauce. Great palate complexity for CA Viognier. What really blows me away is the acidity, and the alcohol balance, even at 14% abv and the length is 30 seconds + and very clean. No cloying, flabby, or hollow wine here.
Wine Rating: A+. $35 price tag is one of the highest I have seen for Viognier, even from the Rhone, but it's the best example of Viognier I have ever had from a US vineyard. Can't say its a real value though, but you will definitely get quality.
Pairing: A+. Ginger qualities of the wine match up great with the ginger in the soup, and the wine citrus and soup coconut contrast nicely on the palate. Outstanding match.
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