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2009 E. Guigal Condrieu
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91 Points | International Wine Cellar , January/February 2011

($60) Pale gold. A highly expressive and perfumed bouquet of nectarine, peach nectar, orange marmalade and white flowers. Broad, palate-staining pit fruit flavors are braced by tangy minerality and become more floral with air. Offers a suave blend of depth and vivacity, with very good finishing clarity and stony persistence.

91 Points | Wine Spectator
91 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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About Condrieu

The finest rendition of Viognier comes from the small Rhone Valley appellation of Condrieu, where the best wines from steep, granite-rich slopes show an exotic perfume of peach, apricot, pear, spring flowers, and honeysuckle; a rich but normally dry middle palate; and an overall sense of delicacy. A growing number of wines are being made with substantial residual sugar, but the trend to increasing...
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Viognier

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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