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Cline

Cline
2016 Viognier, North Coast

Pair this wine with:
Fish Shellfish

Category: Viognier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$10.99
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Cline
2016 Viognier, North Coast

Pair this wine with:
Fish Shellfish

Category: Viognier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14%
Yellow straw color. Fruity, spicy aromas and flavors of peach cobbler and creme Anglaise with a silky, bright, fruity medium body and a smooth, stimulating, medium-long spiced yellow apple, nougat, and nectarine skin finish with fine, fruit tannins and a suggestion of oak. A very tasty, round and satisfying Viognier pleaser.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: peach cobbler and creme Anglaise
Taste Flavor: spiced yellow apple, nougat, and nectarine skin
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Fish With Mango Salsa, Thai Coconut Curry Scallops, Boiled Lobster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very tasty, round and satisfying Viognier pleaser.
The Producer

Cline Cellars

The Producer
24737 Arnold Dr
Sonoma, CA 95476
USA
1 707-940-4030
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.
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