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1850 Wine Cellars

1850 Wine Cellars
2015 Viognier, Calaveras County

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Viognier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.8%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$24

1850 Wine Cellars
2015 Viognier, Calaveras County

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Viognier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.8%
Pale light gold color. Toasty, fruity aromas and flavors of fresh peach pastry and honeyed nuts with a silky, tangy, fruity medium body and a warming, interesting, medium-length finish conveying notes of nougat and delicate spices with no oak flavor. A nicely balanced viognier with tangy stone fruit flavors.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: fresh peach pastry and honeyed nuts
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of nougat and delicate spices
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Chicken with Mango-Papaya Relish, Salmon Teriyaki, Boiled Lobster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nicely balanced viognier with tangy stone fruit flavors.

The Producer

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The Producer
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Napa, CA 94558
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Viognier

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
If you had to use one word to describe the flavor profile of Viognier, it would be exotic. Aromas of this lovely variety range from peach pie and cream to pineapple and honeysuckle. Famed for its role as the grape of the rare white wine Condrieu from France's Rhone Valley, dozens of California producers, from Lodi to Santa Ynez Valleys now work with Viognier, as do a few producers in Washington State and even in Virginia.

The distinctive fruit perfumes are so engaging, thus the use of oak is diminished in most versions of domestic Viognier. Most are delicious wines that are at their best at an early age; consume within three to five years of the vintage date. Pair these wines with Asian, Thai or fusion cuisine - especially with pineapple or peanut sauce - or sushi/sashimi.