Full Review

Valley Road Vineyards

Valley Road Vineyards
2015 Whitehall, Viognier, Monticello

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Viognier

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

Valley Road Vineyards
2015 Whitehall, Viognier, Monticello

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Viognier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
Light gold color. Aromas of apple chips, dried bouquet, and dried lime with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, brisk finish with silky tannins. An easy-going Viognier.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: apple chips, dried bouquet, and dried lime
Taste Flavor: tingling, brisk
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Tuna Salad Sandwich, Roasted Chicken, Boiled Lobster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An easy-going Viognier.

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.