94 Points | International Wine Cellar , March/April 2014
Light, bright yellow. Heady, mineral-tinged aromas of tangerine, poached pear, nectarine and violet, with a sexy floral topnote gaining strength with aeration. Palate-staining citrus and orchard fruit flavors show outstanding clarity and power but come off as lithe and nervy, with a hint of anise on the back half. Sappy, spicy and chewy on the finish, which lingers with superb energy and mineral-driven persistence.
98 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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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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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