92 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2012
Pale yellow. Fresh pear and nectarine on the nose, with complicating notes of white flowers and ginger. Fleshy but very energetic, with excellent clarity to the bright pit and orchard fruit flavors. Firms up on the finish, picking up minerality and showing very good balance and length. In a distinctly graceful, vibrant style for the variety, with no excess fat.
90 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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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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