Full Review

Narmada Winery

Narmada Winery
2017 Viognier, Virginia

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Viognier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9% RS: .2%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$27

Narmada Winery
2017 Viognier, Virginia

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Viognier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9% RS: .2%
Silvery straw color. Aromas and flavors of grape gummies, iced tea with lemon, plastic wrapped orange slices, and juniper with a supple, lively, petillant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a peppery, medium-length wax paper finish with no oak. A vibrant, dry-yet-fruity white for daytime imbibing.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Crisp & Lively, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: grape gummies, iced tea with lemon, plastic wrapped orange slices, and juniper
Taste Flavor: wax paper
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Olives, Roasted Chicken, Boiled Lobster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A vibrant, dry-yet-fruity white for daytime imbibing.

The Producer

Narmada Winery

The Producer
43 Narmada Ln
Amissville, VA 20106
USA
1 540-937-8215

Their Portfolio

90 Narmada Winery 2010 Reserve, Cabernet Franc, Virginia 13.6% (USA) $31.00.
86 Narmada Winery 2010 Malbec, Virginia 12.7% (USA) $35.00.
87 Narmada Winery 2010 Melange, Virginia 13.1% (USA) $25.00.
90 Narmada Winery 2010 Tannat, Virginia 13.7% (USA) $35.00.
91 Narmada Winery 2011 Petit Verdot, Virginia 14.1% (USA) $33.00.
85 Narmada Winery 2011 Yash-Vir, Virginia 12.8% (USA) $36.00.
86 Narmada Winery 2013 Reserve, Cabernet Franc, Virginia 13.7% (USA) $32.00.
91 Narmada Winery 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Virginia 13.9% (USA) $35.00.
91 Narmada Winery 2014 Melange, Virginia 13.3% (USA) $28.00.
83 Narmada Winery 2011 Reserve, Chardonnay, Virginia 13.8% (USA) $27.00.
87 Narmada Winery 2015 MOM White Blend, Virginia 14.9% (USA) $20.00.
85 Narmada Winery 2015 Dream, Traminette, Virginia 13.9% (USA) $21.00.
89 Narmada Winery 2016 Viognier, Virginia 13.4% (USA) $27.00.
86 Narmada Winery 2012 Yash-Vir Bordeaux Blend, Virginia 13.1% (USA) $38.00.
89 Narmada Winery 2014 Midnight Red , Chambourcin, Virginia 13.3% (USA) $21.00.
89 Narmada Winery 2016 Dream, Virginia 13.7% (USA) $22.00.
91 Narmada Winery 2014 Reflection, Chambourcin, Virginia 12.9% (USA) $25.00.
87 Narmada Winery 2016 sur lie Reserve, Chardonel, Virginia 14.3% (USA) $27.00.
91 Narmada Winery 2017 Viognier, Virginia 13.9% (USA) $27.00.
84 Narmada Winery 2017 Dream, Traminette, Virginia 14.25% (USA) $22.00.
87 Narmada Winery 2017 Mom White Blend, Virginia 14.27% (USA) $20.00.
88 Narmada Winery 2017 Gulabi Rosé, Virginia 13.8% (USA) $24.00.
86 Narmada Winery 2017 Viognier, Virginia 13.9% (USA) $27.00.
88 Narmada Winery 2015 Yash-Vir Bordeaux Blend, Virginia 13.6% (USA) $38.00.
90 Narmada Winery 2016 Petit Verdot, Virginia 13.5% (USA) $35.00.
87 Narmada Winery 2016 Merlot, Virginia 13.5% (USA) $35.00.
87 Narmada Winery 2015 Cabernet Franc, Virginia 13.3% (USA) $29.00.

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.