Full Review

Falkner

Falkner
2017 Viognier, Temecula Valley

Pair this wine with:
Shellfish

Category: Viognier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.3% RS: .23%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$29.95

Falkner
2017 Viognier, Temecula Valley

Pair this wine with:
Shellfish

Category: Viognier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.3% RS: .23%
Yellow straw color. Aromas of honeysuckle, dried apricot, Turkish delight, and orange blossom with a round, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a graceful, captivating, medium-length candied pear and pineapple, toast, and orange marmalade finish with grippy tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. Floral high notes lead to a toasty, grippy center; drink this Temecula Viognier with duck.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: honeysuckle, dried apricot, Turkish delight, and orange blossom
Taste Flavor: candied pear and pineapple, toast, and orange marmalade
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Tea Smoked Duck, Duck L’Orange, Boiled Lobster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Floral high notes lead to a toasty, grippy center; drink this Temecula Viognier with duck.

The Producer

Falkner Winery

The Producer
40620 Calle Contento
Temecula, CA 92591
USA
1 951-676-8231

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.