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Lawer Estates

Lawer Estates
2017 Betsy’s Vineyard, Viognier, Knights Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Turkey

Category: Viognier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.3% RS: <1%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$28

Lawer Estates
2017 Betsy’s Vineyard, Viognier, Knights Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Turkey

Category: Viognier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.3% RS: <1%
Yellow straw color. Aromas of bosc pear, dried apricot, turkish delight, and magnolia with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a breezy ripe pineapple and white tea finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A light and airy Viognier for summer pairings.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: bosc pear, dried apricot, turkish delight, and magnolia
Taste Flavor: ripe pineapple and white tea
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Turkey, Roasted Chicken, Boiled Lobster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A light and airy Viognier for summer pairings.

The Producer

Lawer Family Wines

The Producer
1255 Lincoln Ave
Calistoga, CA 94515
USA
1 707-909-2975

Their Portfolio

BR Lawer Estates 2016 Una Late Harvest Chardonnay, Knights Valley 14.7% (USA) $36.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Lawer Estates 2017 Betsy’s Vineyard Rosé, Syrah, Knights Valley 13.8% (USA) $22.00. - Bronze Medal
91 Lawer Estates 2015 Betsy’s Vineyard, Syrah, Knights Valley 14.9% (USA) $34.00.
89 Lawer Estates 2015 Betsy’s Vineyard, Petite Sirah, Knights Valley 14.2% (USA) $30.00.
89 Lawer Estates 2015 Hillside Grown, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.3% (USA) $65.00.
92 Lawer Estates 2016 Betsy’s Vineyard, Viognier, Knights Valley 14.6% (USA) $28.00.
89 Lawer Estates 2018 Rosé, Syrah, Sonoma County 13.8% (USA) $20.00.
94 Lawer Estates 2016 Betsy’s Vineyard, Syrah, Knights Valley 15.2% (USA) $38.00.
87 Lawer Estates 2017 Betsy’s Vineyard, Viognier, Knights Valley 14.3% (USA) $28.00.
88 Lawer Estates 2017 Cannon Block, Chardonnay, Knights Valley 14.6% (USA) $28.00.
89 Lawer Estates 2017 Betsy’s Vineyard, Pinot Noir, Knights Valley 14.5% (USA) $32.00.
88 Lawer Estates 2016 Betsy’s Vineyard, Petite Sirah, Knights Valley 14.7% (USA) $30.00.
90 Lawer Estates 2018 Cannon Block , Chardonnay, Knights Valley 14.8% (USA) $28.00.
89 Lawer Estates 2018 Betsy’s Vineyard, Viognier, Knights Valley 14.9% (USA) $28.00.
93 Lawer Estates 2016 Vineyard Select, Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville, Napa Valley 15.2% (USA) $95.00.
94 Lawer Estates 2016 Vineyard 600, Cabernet Sauvignon, Calistoga 14.7% (USA) $65.00.
BR Lawer Estates 2019 Rosé, Pinot Noir, Knights Valley 13.8% (USA) $22.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Lawer Estates 2019 Rosé, Syrah, Knights Valley 13.8% (USA) $25.00. - Bronze Medal

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.