Full Review

Grande River Vineyards

Grande River Vineyards
2016 Estate Bottled, Viognier, Grand Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Turkey

Category: Viognier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 16% RS: <1%
83 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$17.99

Grande River Vineyards
2016 Estate Bottled, Viognier, Grand Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Turkey

Category: Viognier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 16% RS: <1%
Silvery emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of green apple, geranium, and spring veggies with a round, bright, dryish medium body and a smooth, breezy finish with notes of spanokopita and buttered nuts with moderate oak flavor. A crisp and table-friendly white.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Oaky & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: green apple, geranium, and spring veggies
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of spanokopita and buttered nuts
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now Enjoy with food
Recipes Pairing: Turkey, Roasted Chicken, Boiled Lobster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crisp and table-friendly white.

The Producer

Grande River Vineyards Winery

The Producer
PO Box 129
Palisade, CO 81526
USA
1 970-464-5867

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.