90 Points | International Wine Cellar , October 2009
Vivid gold. Classic viognier aromas of ripe peach, poached pear, apple
Energetic and focused, with broad but precise orchard fruit flavors and
tangy minerality on the back. Finishes quite taut and lively, with a refreshingly bitter lemon rind quality and excellent persistence. (JR)
89 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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