Full Review

Falkner

Falkner
2018 Viognier, Temecula Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Turkey

Category: Viognier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.9%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$29.95

Falkner
2018 Viognier, Temecula Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Turkey

Category: Viognier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.9%
Yellow straw color. Inviting aromas and flavors of bruleed grapefruit, baked apple, honeycomb, and wildflowers with a round, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a sleek, interesting, medium-long finish displaying accents of toasted spice cake, baked mango, and white pepper with light oak flavor. A rich and satisfying Viognier packed with succulent fruit and toasty nuance.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: bruleed grapefruit, baked apple, honeycomb, and wildflowers
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of toasted spice cake, baked mango, and white pepper
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Turkey, Roasted Chicken, Boiled Lobster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich and satisfying Viognier packed with succulent fruit and toasty nuance.

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.