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2011 Domaine Michel and Stephane Ogier Condrieu La Combe de Malleval
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91 Points | International Wine Cellar , March/April 2013

Light, bright gold.  Powerful aromas of lime zest, pear skin, white flowers and quinine.  Juicy, intense and deep, with chewy orchard and citrus fruit flavors and bright spiciness and minerality.  Tangy acidity energizes the mineral-accented, persistent finish.

93 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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About Condrieu

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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Viognier

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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