Light gold, with a hint of peach skin. Suave aromas of peach and apricot nectar, with notes of candied ginger and jasmine adding complexity. Lush, sappy and broad, with a slightly viscous texture and very good depth to its pit fruit and melon flavors. Finishes sweet, sappy and smooth, with a touch of bitter citrus marmalade adding bite.
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...
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... Read More »
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