Full Review

Valley Road Vineyards

Valley Road Vineyards
2015 Viognier, Monticello

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Shellfish

Category: Viognier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$26.95

Valley Road Vineyards
2015 Viognier, Monticello

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Shellfish

Category: Viognier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
Light gold color. Fruity aromas of fruit cocktail and tinned apricot with a satiny, bright, dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, quick nutmeg finish with a suggestion of oak. A breezy quaffer for anytime sipping or weeknight meals.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: fruit cocktail and tinned apricot
Taste Flavor: nutmeg
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Macaroni & Cheese, Roasted Chicken, Boiled Lobster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A breezy quaffer for anytime sipping or weeknight meals.

The Producer

Valley Road Vineyards

The Producer
PO Box 257
Nellysford, VA 22958
USA
1 804-502-2695

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.