Full Review

Corner 103

Corner 103
2016 Viognier, Sonoma Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Turkey

Category: Viognier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.1%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$25

Corner 103
2016 Viognier, Sonoma Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Turkey

Category: Viognier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.1%
Straw color. Interesting, tropical aromas and flavors of grilled nectarines, peach keffir, tropical blossoms, and pickled melon rind with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, captivating, medium-length finish with overtones of tapioca pudding and crushed yellow apple and pear. A silky, savory Viognier that will pair nicely.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity, Savory & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: grilled nectarines, peach keffir, tropical blossoms, and pickled melon rind
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of tapioca pudding and crushed yellow apple and pear
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Turkey, Roasted Chicken, Boiled Lobster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A silky, savory Viognier that will pair nicely.

The Producer

Corner 103

The Producer
103 W. Napa Street
Sonoma, CA 95476
USA
1 707-931-6141

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.