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Unfiltered Viognier

Unfiltered Viognier Wine Details
Price: $25.00 per bottle

Description: The valley floor experienced frost in April and a little rain in May; however, these months were followed by an exceptionally long, even ripening season. Generally, the temperatures were mild during the day and cold at night with the exception of one brief heat spell at the end of September. The long hang time allowed the aromas and tannins to fully ripen and we achieved great balance with the 2002 vintage.

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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