Full Review

Italics

Italics
2017 Viognier, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pork Shellfish

Category: Viognier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.6% RS: <1%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Italics
2017 Viognier, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pork Shellfish

Category: Viognier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.6% RS: <1%
Gold color. Aromas and flavors of apricot jam, almond creme, ginger, and magnolia with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dryish medium body and a smooth, intricate, long finish imparting touches of yuzu with drying tannins and moderate oak flavor. A distinctive, full-bodied viognier with table-friendly oak tannins and perfumed aromas.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Oaky, Fruity, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: apricot jam, almond creme, ginger, and magnolia
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with touches of yuzu
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Roast Pork With Grilled Peaches, Roasted Chicken, Boiled Lobster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A distinctive, full-bodied viognier with table-friendly oak tannins and perfumed aromas.

The Producer

Italics Winegrowers

The Producer
70 Rapp Lane
Napa, CA 94558
USA
1 707-258-0106

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.