Full Review

Kestrel

Kestrel
2016 Falcon Series, Viognier, Yakima Valley

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Game Pasta Shellfish

Category: Viognier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.9% RS: .56%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$21

Kestrel
2016 Falcon Series, Viognier, Yakima Valley

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Game Pasta Shellfish

Category: Viognier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.9% RS: .56%
White gold color. Attractive, fruity, floral aromas and flavors of ripe summer peach, wildflowers, limestone, and honeycomb with a velvety, vibrant, fruity medium body and a complex, medium-length finish conveying notes of lily, blueberry and apple sorbets, sweet galangal, and hollandaise with dill with fine, fruit tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A fabulously fruity and rich Viognier for expert pairings or simple afternoon sipping.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: ripe summer peach, wildflowers, limestone, and honeycomb
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of lily, blueberry and apple sorbets, sweet galangal, and hollandaise with dill
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Seafood Lasagna, Roast Pheasant, Boiled Lobster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fabulously fruity and rich Viognier for expert pairings or simple afternoon sipping.

The Producer

Kestrel Winery

The Producer
2890 Lee Rd
Prosser, WA 99350
USA
1 509-786-2675

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.