Full Review

Rock Wall

Rock Wall
2016 Kristen’s Cuvee, Viognier, California

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Viognier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.8%
83 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$20

Rock Wall
2016 Kristen’s Cuvee, Viognier, California

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Viognier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.8%
Pale golden straw color. Vegetal aromas of fallen peach, tinned artichoke hearts, wheat grass, and green tea leaf with a soft, fruity thin body and a relaxed gravel, apple, and tinned hearts of palm finish with soft, fruit tannins. A funky Viognier for the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Savory
Aroma Aroma: fallen peach, tinned artichoke hearts, wheat grass, and green tea leaf
Taste Flavor: gravel, apple, and tinned hearts of palm
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Mushroom Pizza, Roasted Chicken, Boiled Lobster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A funky Viognier for the table.

The Producer

Rock Wall Wine Co.

The Producer
2301 Monarch St, Bldg 24
Alameda, CA 94501
USA
1 510-522-5700

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.