Full Review

Cunningham Creek Winery

Cunningham Creek Winery
2017 Estate Grown, Viognier, Virginia

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Fish Pork Shellfish

Category: Viognier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: <1%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$26

Cunningham Creek Winery
2017 Estate Grown, Viognier, Virginia

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Fish Pork Shellfish

Category: Viognier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: <1%
Golden straw color. Tropical aromas and flavors of honey roasted tropical fruits, peach cobbler, honeysuckle on a cedar trellis, and pistachio oil with a velvety, soft, fruity medium-to-full body and an effortless, complex, long finish that shows accents of apple and pear sauce, pineapples in coconut milk, and white chocolate brittle with well-integrated tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A delicious, big, tropical viognier with lots of varietal character.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, New World & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: honey roasted tropical fruits, peach cobbler, honeysuckle on a cedar trellis, and pistachio oil
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of apple and pear sauce, pineapples in coconut milk, and white chocolate brittle
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Hawaiian Pizza, Tuna With Mango Salsa, Boiled Lobster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delicious, big, tropical viognier with lots of varietal character.

The Producer

Cunningham Creek Winery

The Producer
3304 Ruritan Lake Road
Palmyra, VA 22963
USA
1 434-207-3907

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.