Full Review

Pollak Vineyards

Pollak Vineyards
2017 Estate Grown, Viognier, Monticello

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Pork Shellfish

Category: Viognier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$26

Pollak Vineyards
2017 Estate Grown, Viognier, Monticello

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Pork Shellfish

Category: Viognier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14%
Emerald straw color. Aromas of bubblegum, hefeweizen, dried peach, honeysuckle, and vanilla yogurt with a satiny, lively, dry light-to-medium body and a hot, medium-length lemon spritz, hearts of palm, and graham cracker finish with no oak flavor. An interesting Viognier with distinctive notes of banana and clove.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity
Aroma Aroma: bubblegum, hefeweizen, dried peach, honeysuckle, and vanilla yogurt
Taste Flavor: lemon spritz, hearts of palm, and graham cracker
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Hawaiian Pizza, Roasted Chicken, Boiled Lobster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An interesting Viognier with distinctive notes of banana and clove.

The Producer

Pollak Vineyards

The Producer
330 Newtown Rd
Greenwood, VA 22943
USA
1 540-456-8844

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.