90 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2009
($32) Light, bright gold. Spicy lemongrass, orange and peach aromas are underscored by smoky minerals and a suave floral quality. Medium-weight, alluringly fresh citrus and pit fruit flavors are given spine by a juicy mineral quality. No loose ends here, and none of the warmth that can plague many New World examples of this variety.
88 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
It is remarkable that an industry essentially less than a half-century old could capture the attention of the American wine-buying public to the degree that California has. Powerful consumer interest in California wine is driven by two major factors. The more obvious reason is that California's best wines, which come from grapes grown in...
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Emerging from the tiny appellation of Condrieu in the northern Rhone, Viognier has become a rising star in California vineyards, as our American palates have evolved to appreciate more aromatic white wines. Still, the most desired bottlings of Viognier continue to come from Condrieu, a region just south of the city of Lyon. Centuries of cultivation here have taught producers how to...
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