91 Points | International Wine Cellar , January/February 2011
Light gold. Racy, mineral-accented aromas of lemon, green apple and white flowers are complemented by fennel and white pepper nuances. Tangy and precise on the palate, offering nervy citrus and orchard fruit flavors and a note of bitter peach pit. A persistent note of dusty minerals lingers on the long, floral-dominated finish. This is a pretty classic rendition of Condrieu.
90 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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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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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