Full Review

Valley of the Moon

Valley of the Moon
2016 Pinot Blanc-Viognier, Sonoma County

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Other US White

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.4% RS: .71%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$22

Valley of the Moon
2016 Pinot Blanc-Viognier, Sonoma County

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Other US White

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.4% RS: .71%
Silvery straw color. Interesting, creamy aromas and flavors of peaches in creme fraiche and warm tapioca pudding with a silky, soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, stimulating, medium-length finish with notes of apple and pear sauce, pickled mango, and coconut cream with fine, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A charming and delicate white wine perfect for the picnic.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Crisp & Lively, Juicy & Smooth, Non-Oaky & Savory
Aroma Aroma: peaches in creme fraiche and warm tapioca pudding
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of apple and pear sauce, pickled mango, and coconut cream
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Salad Sandwich, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A charming and delicate white wine perfect for the picnic.

The Producer

West Coast Wine Partners

The Producer
777 Madrone Rd.
Glen Ellen, CA 95442
USA
1 707-939-4518

Other US White

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
While white varieties such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling are very important throughout wine regions in the US, there are numerous others planted in various zones. In California, Italian varieties such as Pinot Grigio and Arneis can be found, while producers in Santa Barbara and Paso Robles work with white Rhone varieties such as Marsanne and Viognier.

New York State works with hybrid grapes, both French and American. Among these are Cayuga, Seyval Blanc and Vignoles. This last grape is also grown in various Midwest states such as Missouri, Indiana and Illinois.