Full Review

Boneyard

Boneyard
2015 Honah Lee Vineyard Magic Dragons, Viognier, Monticello

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Shellfish

Category: Viognier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.4%
81 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$30

Boneyard
2015 Honah Lee Vineyard Magic Dragons, Viognier, Monticello

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Shellfish

Category: Viognier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.4%
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of matchstick, fallen pear, and egg salad with a satiny, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and a brisk finish. An everyday quaffer.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Quaffable & Funky
Aroma Aroma: matchstick, fallen pear, and egg salad
Taste Flavor: matchstick, fallen pear, and egg salad
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Stilton, Roasted Chicken, Boiled Lobster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An everyday quaffer.

The Producer

Tarara Vineyards and Winery

The Producer
13648 Tarara Lane
Leesburg, VA 22075
USA
1 703-771-7100

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.