92 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2014
(aged on its lees like the chardonnays; no malolactic fermentation): Inviting nose combines peach, licorice, mint and flowers. An intensely flavored, energetic midweight, with a sexy floral quality and a cut-grass pungency to its apricot and stone flavors. Finishes saline and uncompromisingly dry. Seriously good California viognier.
87 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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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