91 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2012
Green-tinged yellow. Aromas of white peach, dried orange, mango and ginger are complicated by an intriguing smoky note. Sappy and precise, with lively acidity adding buoyancy to the candied citrus and peach pit flavors. Plays richness off vibrancy smoothly and finishes with lingering orange and pear skin nuances.
88 Points | Wine Spectator
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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