Full Review

Grizzly Peak

Grizzly Peak
2015 Viognier, Rogue Valley

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Fish Pasta Shellfish

Category: Viognier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$22

Grizzly Peak
2015 Viognier, Rogue Valley

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Fish Pasta Shellfish

Category: Viognier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13%
Pale straw green color. Creamy aromas and flavors of tapioca, peach cream danish, and hint of sweet pickle relish with a silky, bright, off-dry medium-to-full body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish with notes of spiced apple with light oak flavor. A ripe, juicy viognier with lots of creamy fruit flavors.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: tapioca, peach cream danish, and hint of sweet pickle relish
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of spiced apple
Sweetness Sweetness: Off-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Seafood Lasagna, Tuna Casserole, Boiled Lobster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A ripe, juicy viognier with lots of creamy fruit flavors.

The Producer

Grizzly Peak Winery

The Producer
1600 E Nevada St
Ashland, OR 97520
USA
1 541-482-5700

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.