Full Review

Daybreak Cellars

Daybreak Cellars
2015 Torres Vineyard, Viognier, Yakima Valley

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Pasta Shellfish

Category: Viognier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$23

Daybreak Cellars
2015 Torres Vineyard, Viognier, Yakima Valley

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Pasta Shellfish

Category: Viognier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
Golden straw color. Toasty, interesting aromas and flavors of peach and lemon pastries, pickled apple, and nougat with a satiny, bright, fruity medium body and a polished, delightful, medium-long finish revealing notes of apricots in vanilla cream and delicate spiced praline with fine, crunchy tannins and light oak flavor. An appealing, nicely oaked viognier with rich balanced fruit and a silky texture.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Savory & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: peach and lemon pastries, pickled apple, and nougat
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of apricots in vanilla cream and delicate spiced praline
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Piccata, Seafood Lasagna, Boiled Lobster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An appealing, nicely oaked viognier with rich balanced fruit and a silky texture.

The Producer

Rezabek Vineyards

The Producer
11700 NE 279th St
Battle Ground, WA 98604
USA
1 360-896-0218

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.