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Tertulia Cellars

Tertulia Cellars
2016 Whistling Hills Estate Vineyard, Viognier, Walla Walla Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Turkey

Category: Viognier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$22

Tertulia Cellars
2016 Whistling Hills Estate Vineyard, Viognier, Walla Walla Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Turkey

Category: Viognier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
Pale color. Aromas and flavors of peach frosting, key lime pie, vanilla, and jelly bean with a soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a brisk finish with suggestions of sea salt, fresh lemon, and ginger root with fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A tangy and crisp everyday white.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: peach frosting, key lime pie, vanilla, and jelly bean
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of sea salt, fresh lemon, and ginger root
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Turkey, Roasted Chicken, Boiled Lobster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A tangy and crisp everyday white.

The Producer

Tertulia Cellars

The Producer
1564 Whiteley Rd
Walla Walla, WA 99362
USA
1 509-525-5700

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.