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Viognier, Columbia Valley

Viognier, Columbia Valley Wine Details

Description: Rich, yellow gold color. Orange peel and peach aromas waft from the glass, accented with spicy toasty notes. Charming flavors of orange and peach, supported by a very ripe, soft structure and complex notes from barrel fermentation in French oaks.

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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