Full Review

Tarara

Tarara
2016 Viognier, Virginia

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish

Category: Viognier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.6% RS: <1%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$30

Tarara
2016 Viognier, Virginia

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish

Category: Viognier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.6% RS: <1%
Medium golden yellow color. Toasty aromas of tinned pineapple, candied lemon wheels, marigold, and roasted cashew with a round, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and an effortless, medium-length lemon butter and baked apricot finish with moderate oak. A solid viognier with a wide range of pairing possibilities.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: tinned pineapple, candied lemon wheels, marigold, and roasted cashew
Taste Flavor: lemon butter and baked apricot
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Piccata, Curried Chicken Salad, Boiled Lobster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A solid viognier with a wide range of pairing possibilities.

The Producer

Tarara Vineyards and Winery

The Producer
13648 Tarara Lane
Leesburg, VA 22075
USA
1 703-771-7100

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.