Posts Tagged Viognier

2013 Sonoma-Loeb Viognier, Carneros, Sonoma County

Medium straw in color. A cornucopia of exotic flowers and tropical fruits explodes from the glass, including essence of banana, honeysuckle, honeydew, green papaya, and ripe apricot. In the mouth, there is a velvety, lush texture that supports the... Read more

2011 Cambria Viognier, Santa Maria Valley

This vintage is quite the opposite from the 2010 offering. Spotlighting the cool growing season, the 2011 shows more like something from Condrieu in France. Honeyed perfumes of sweet tropical flowers leads to pear and tropical fruit. Perfectly... Read more

2012 Vina Robles Viognier, Huerhuero Vineyard, Paso Robles

Brilliant straw color with glints of bronze. The alluring nose shows banana, honeysuckle, fleshy tropical fruits, peach, apricot and a hint of tangerine. The wine is creamy in the mouth, with peaches ’n’ cream flavors that carry through and... Read more

2011 Lawer Family Wines ‘Three Coins’ Viognier, Knights Valley, Sonoma County

Medium straw color. Moderate, perfumed aromas and flavors of peach, papaya, apricot, white flowers, lime and vanilla. The wine is full in body, with an unctuous edge neatly cut by vibrant acidity. It finishes clean, with a lingering note of... Read more

2010 Jorian Hill Viognier, Santa Ynez Valley

Clear medium straw color. Honeyed floral scents lead to aromas of orange blossom, banana, papaya and round notes of cream and biscotti. The tropical fruit comes forward in the mouth, leading to a pleasant, fleshy afterflavor. This would be an ideal... Read more

2010 Field Stone ‘Staten Family Reserve’ Viognier, Alexander Valley

Brilliant medium straw color. A seductive varietal nose offers up ample cream, ripe peach, orange zest, apple and pear. There’s a full, lusty mouthfeel, picking up some fleshy papaya and rosewater viscosity. The winemaker demonstrates a deft touch... Read more

2011 King Family Vineyards Viognier, Monticello, Virginia

Ripe melon and wildflowers in the nose give way to creamy mango and dried spring grasses on the palate. Lemony acidity carries you through the finish. MSRP: $24.95 (September 2012) Wine Lines Rating:... Read more

2010 Cambria Viognier, Santa Maria Valley

Medium straw color. This is a party in a glass, showing forward aromas of mango, papaya and other fleshy tropical fruits, along with Mandarin orange. An orange creamsickle flavor takes over in the mouth. Fat and flashy, it’s the way New World... Read more

2009 Zaca Mesa Viognier, Santa Ynez Valley

This is an easy-to-like wine, from its honeysuckle aroma to its bright fruit flavors (papaya, Mandarin orange, assorted stone fruits) to its mildly creamy finish. A good choice to accompany spicy sushi. MSRP: $18 (August 2012) Wine Lines rating:... Read more

2010 Pomar Junction Reserve Late Harvest Viognier, Paso Robles

Deep brilliant amber color. Aromas and flavors of honeyed nectarines and apricots that carry through to a toffee finish that stays in your mouth, seemingly forever. This is dessert in a glass. MSRP: $85/500 ml. (August 2012) Wine Lines rating:... Read more