Full Review

Maryhill

Maryhill
2017 Viognier, Columbia Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Turkey

Category: Viognier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: 1.03%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$19

Maryhill
2017 Viognier, Columbia Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Turkey

Category: Viognier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: 1.03%
Straw color. Aromas of honeysuckle, lychee, peach yogurt, white tea, and apricot with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a sleek, appealing, medium-length dried pear, sunflower, and buttered toast finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A pure, floral Viognier that will serve as an elegant summer dinner pairing.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: honeysuckle, lychee, peach yogurt, white tea, and apricot
Taste Flavor: dried pear, sunflower, and buttered toast
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 pure, floral Viognier that will serve as an elegant summer dinner pairing.

The Producer

Maryhill Winery

The Producer
9774 Hwy 14
Goldendale, WA 98620
USA
1 509-773-1976

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.