Full Review

2Hawk

2Hawk
2016 Darow Series, Viognier, Rogue Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish

Category: Viognier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$46

2Hawk
2016 Darow Series, Viognier, Rogue Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish

Category: Viognier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
Clear golden yellow color. Toasty aromas of lemon blossom, honeyed apricot, caramel with lemon zest, buttered popcorn, banana chips, and spray roses with a round, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, refreshing, medium-length melba toast with orange marmalade and toasted almond slivers finish with coating tannins and moderate oak. A toasty rogue valley viognier with gobs of charming fruit and oak.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: lemon blossom, honeyed apricot, caramel with lemon zest, buttered popcorn, banana chips, and spray roses
Taste Flavor: melba toast with orange marmalade and toasted almond slivers
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Duck L’Orange, Roasted Chicken, Boiled Lobster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A toasty rogue valley viognier with gobs of charming fruit and oak.

The Producer

2 Hawk Winery & Vineyard

The Producer
2335 N Phoenix Rd
Medford, OR 97504
USA
1 541-779-9463

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.