93 Points | International Wine Cellar , March/April 2012
Vivid gold. Highly aromatic, spicy aromas of peach nectar, dried apricot, honey, violet and anise. Fat and lush but energetic, with bright acidity sharpening and lifting
the flavors of peach and guava. Picks up a smoky quality with air and finishes with outstanding thrust and clinging spiciness. Cuilleron advises holding this wine for at least a few more years.
95 Points | Wine Spectator
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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