2009 Desert Wind Vineyard Viognier


  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
  • Wahluke Slope
Drink 2010 (Edit)
CT83 4 reviews
Label borrowed from 2008
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Community Tasting Notes 3

  • ruffem wrote: (83 points)

    January 23, 2012 - This is probably a good wine, but definitely not my style. I got some peaches and citrus and some acid for balance, but the overall impression was too sweet .

  • esb wrote:

    August 30, 2010 - Amazing, intense, aroma of fresh peaches and citrus. Very fresh, light, lively and bright. This would be good solo or perhaps pre dinner, as an appetite stimulator. Excellent. Now. Unique.

  • DrinkNectar Likes this wine: (91 points)

    April 14, 2010 - 2009 Viognier

    •The Stuff: 100% Viognier, 91.5% stainless fermentation 8.5% new French oak fermentation for 60 days; 14.5%ABV; 414 cases made

    •The Swirl: Light, nearly clear with hint of lemon lime soda coloring

    •The Sniff: I think Don Ho came up singing Tiny Bubbles bringing aromas of lychee, peaches and other tropical fruits. Reminded me of some mixed drinks I got in Florida last year.

    •The Sip: The tropical fruit was mild on the front palate with good zing of lemon zest and minerality on the mid palate. Amazingly strong acid finish was perfect for palate cleansing. The finish was beautiful and balanced

    •The Score: At just $15 this is another winner from the desert heat of Desert Wind. I score this a 4 out of 5. A strong recommend for summertime pleasure or served with spicy foods.

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Washington Wine Report

  • By Sean Sullivan
    9/28/2010 (link) ** 1/2 points

    (Desert Wind Winery Viognier Wahluke Slope) An aromatic wine marked by white peaches and white flowers. Round and fleshy on the palate. The alcohol bleeds through a bit. 100% Viognier. Desert Wind Vineyard. 91.5 percent stainless steel fermentation; 8.5 percent barrel fermentation (60 days new French oak); no malolactic fermentation. 14.5% alcohol. 414 cases produced. Sample provided by winery.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type White
  • Producer Desert Wind Vineyard
  • Varietal Viognier
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion Columbia Valley
  • Appellation Wahluke Slope

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 2 (20%)
  • Consumed 8 (80%)

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