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Pugilist

Pugilist
2013 Viognier, Santa Ynez Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Turkey

Category: Viognier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.1% RS: .01%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$23

Pugilist
2013 Viognier, Santa Ynez Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Turkey

Category: Viognier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.1% RS: .01%
Pale bright golden silver color. Mild, citrusy, floral aromas of lavender, lemon powder, and meringue with a velvety, vibrant, dryish medium body and a tingling, delightful, easy sweet cream finish with fruit crunchy tannins and light oak. A nice, creamy viognier that goes down easy.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy, smooth & quaffable
Aroma Aroma: lavender, lemon powder, and meringue
Taste Flavor: sweet cream
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Turkey, Roasted Chicken, Boiled Lobster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice, creamy viognier that goes down easy.

The Producer

Martellotto Wine Productions

The Producer
100 Los Padres Way #7
Buellton, CA 93427
USA

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.