Tag: Viognier

Brecon Estate Last Sandwich 2020, Central Coast, California



Pale lemon in color with a golden tint.

Strong tangy nose of limes, grapefruits, green apples, light herbs, earth, light vegetables and spices.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with lemons, limes, vegetables, green apples, grapefruits, bitter herbs, spices and black pepper.

Medium length on the finish with limes and bitter almonds.

This is a nice food wine from the Central Coast in California.

Tangy and spicy. Elegant and interesting. Feels like a Sauvignon Blanc/ Sémillon blend from Bordeaux.

I paired it with a double cream Brie cheese on the beach.

A blend of Viognier and Albariño. A small production of 261 cases.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$36.

Aridus Wine Company Viognier 2018, Arizona



Yellow in color with a light golden hue.

Pretty nose of citrus, lemons, apples, light apricots, white flowers and light honey.

Medium plus in body and refreshing, with medium acidity.

Very dry on the palate with grapefruits, pears, melons, spices and white pepper.

Tangy finish with limes.

This is a nice and easy drinking Viognier from Arizona. Crisp and refreshing. Nicely balanced with a soft mouthfeel.

A good pool wine and good for parties.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with cheeses and smoked salmon.

12.7% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$28.

Gonnet La Font Du Vent Côtes du Rhône Blanc Les Promesses 2020, France

Light yellow in color with a golden hue.

Nose of citrus, limes, green apples, white flowers, honey, grapefruits, bitter herbs, spices and white pepper.

Medium bodied with medium acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with green apples, grapefruits, citrus, spices, sea salt, earth, black pepper, bitter herbs and river rocks.

Tangy and earthy finish with bitter almonds.

This is a nice white blend from Côtes du Rhône. Easy drinking, refreshing, and good right out of the bottle. Shows an interesting nose.

A good food wine that I paired with cheeses and crackers. Paired very nicely with smoked white fish.

A blend of 40% Viognier, 20% Clairette, 20% Grenache Blanc and 20% Roussanne. Aged in stainless steel and concrete vats for 7 months. Organic and Vegan.

13% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$17.

Nana Estate Winery Osher Syrah 2015, Israel

Deep purple in color with a wide reddish rim.

Very flowery nose of blueberries, sweet strawberries, plums, violets, light wood, dark chocolates, spices and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long long legs.

Dry on the palate with blueberries, cherries, plums, light wood, licorice, earth, spices, leather, tobacco, espresso, light cola and peppercorn.

Spicy long finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is such a nice Syrah from Israel. Nicely balanced, tangy and fruit forward. Showing a soft mouthfeel with nice complexity.

Elegant and enjoyable by itself or with food. As it opens up, earth and vegetable notes show up.

I coravined it almost 3 years ago and really enjoyed it, but figured it needs a few years to mature in the bottle. Now it is drinking wonderfully right out of the bottle, which wasn’t the case then.

Nice to see that this time, the coravin worked for this long, although I’ve had many others that didn’t last, even after a few months.

I paired it with a few different Brie cheeses and nuts.

A blend of 96% Syrah, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Petit verdot. Aged for 21 months in French Oak barrels.

15.1% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$55.

Anarchist Wine Company Rage Against the Machine 2018, California

Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.

Fruity nose with blueberries, black plums, blackcurrants, oak, licorice, earth, light vegetables, spices, tobacco and chocolates.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with plums, blueberries, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, bitter herbs, light vegetables and peppercorn.

Medium finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a nice and easy drinking red wine from the North Coast in California. Fruit forward with mild complexity.

Still young and needs a couple of years in the bottle to mature.

Good by itself and better with food.

A good everyday wine that paired nicely with meats and cheeses.

A very interesting blend of Syrah, Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, and the rest is Petit Verdot, Petite Sirah, Gewürztraminer, Viognier and Zinfandel. A small production of less than 200 cases.

14.1% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$42.

FVDP Vintners Terminim Cepages d’Or Alder Springs Vineyard 2018, Mendocino County, California

Light golden in color with a yellow tint.

On the nose, ripen yellow apples, pears, light citrus, vanilla, light oak and spices.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with red and green apples, citrus, spices, vanilla, oak, earth and herbs.

Spicy finish with limes and peppercorn.

This is a very tasty White Rhone blend from Mendocino County. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel. Crisp and elegant.

A good quality wine that I would love to try in 3 years.

Nicely balanced and good as a sipping wine. This Single Vineyard is very interesting and well-made.

Feels like a mix of White wine from the Rhone Valley with a new world twist.

I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses. Paired very nicely with goat cheese and the prosciutto.

A blend of 54% Marsanne, 22% Roussanne, 12% Viognier and 12% Picpoul Blanc.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$40.

Tranche Estate Blue Mountain Vineyard Pape Blanc 2017, Walla Walla Valley Washington State

Pale lemon in color.

Very aromatic nose of pears, peaches, white flowers, spices, apricots, yellow apples, light earth, white pepper and herbs.

Light to medium in body with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with grapefruits, limes, lemons, green apples, bitter herbs, earth, vegetables, wet leaves and white pepper.

Nice spicy finish with white pepper.

This is a nice and interesting Rhône blend from Walla Walla Valley in Washington State.

Spicy with nice complexity and a tangy finish. The nose is fruit forward, yet the palate is much earthier, which is always interesting.

This Single Vineyard is tangy and refreshing. I loved smelling on it for a while. Would be nice to revisit it in 3 years.

Good by itself as a sipping wine and good with food. Would pair nicely with oysters. I had it by the pool and paired it with Brie cheese.

A blend of 32% Viognier, 19% Grenache Blanc, 15% Roussanne, 15% Marsanne, 15% Picpoul Blanc and 4% Clairette Blanche.

13.7% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$25.

Toca Madera Winery Toca Madera Vineyard Syrah/ Grenache/ Mourvedre/ Viognier 2015, California

Reddish in color with light intensity.

Pronounced and fruity nose of black currants, cherries, sweet raspberries, tobacco, spices, light oak, earth, leather, tobacco, peppercorn, herbs and light chocolates.

Medium plus in body and smooth, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with currants, plums, cooked cherries, raspberries, licorice, oak, earth, chocolates, peppercorn, tobacco, herbs, spices, coffee and pencil lead.

Medium plus on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very tasty GSM blend from California. Well balanced with nice complexity. Showing a great mouthfeel. Soft, spicy and elegant.

Good right out of the bottle, but better with some air (30 minutes).

This Single Vineyard GSM is peaking now, and will be good in the next few years.

This is an easy drinking red blend. I always enjoy these new world GSMs. Feels like the Viognier is a nice addition.

I paired it with a cheese plate with dry fruits, crackers and fresh berries.

A blend of 55% Syrah, 17% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre, 13% Viognier. Unfined and Unfiltered.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$32.

Dusty Nabor Wines Viognier 2018 Ballard Canyon, California

light yellow in color with a golden tint.

On the nose, citrus, ripped melons, light honeysuckle, light popcorn, spices, oak, light vanilla and light vegetables.

Full bodied with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with citrus, lemons, apples, butter, vanilla, oak, pears, light pineapples, spices and herbs.

Medium plus in length on the finish with limes.

This is a very enjoyable Viognier from California. Doesn’t show like one, but rather like a California Chardonnay, with light oak notes.

Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel. Bold and buttery. I really enjoyed the interesting nose.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a nice sunset.

100% Viognier grapes were aged in French oak barrels for 6 months.

13% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$30.

Covenant Wines Blue C Viognier 2018, Israel

Light lemon in color with a golden hue.

On the nose limes, grapefruits, citrus, minerals, spices and white flowers.

Light to medium in body with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with citrus, lemons, green apples, light grapefruits, spices, light vegetables, guava and black pepper.

Long finish with spices.

This is a very nice Viognier from Israel. Showing nice complexity with tangy finish.

Nice, spicy and engaging, crisp and refreshing.

Good by itself or with food. I had it all by itself by the pool on a warm Florida today.

Light on the nose, but much more complexity on the palate.

Kosher. Not Mevushal.

13.6% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$28.