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91 • RoxyAnn 2011 Estate, Viognier, Rogue Valley $20.
Golden straw color. Aromas of coconut custard and egg nog with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a tangy, tropical fruit, quince, and baking spices accented finish. Very tasty with nicely balanced oak. (tasted on Dec-23-2013)
89 • Maryhill 2012 Viognier, Columbia Valley $11.95. Best Buy.
Pale golden straw color. Aromas of toasty peach cobbler and pear tart with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a creamy, even melon, apple and Asian spice finish. Tasty. (tasted on Jan-13-2014)
88 • RoxyAnn 2012 Estate, Viognier, Rogue Valley $20.
Pale golden color. Rich toasty coconut and apricot aromas with a silky, fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy kiwi, melon and peppery spice finish. A nice oaky viognier. (tasted on Dec-23-2013)
88 • South Coast 2012 Viognier, Temecula Valley $20.
Golden straw color. Aromas of fresh peach cobbler and mango with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a long, honeyed apple and toasty, praline and delicate spice finish. (tasted on Dec-23-2013)
84 • Domaine Berrien 2011 Viognier, Lake Michigan Shore $15.50.
Pale golden color. Interesting smoky aromas of grilled papaya, peach yogurt, and baklava with a supple, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tart green pear, smoked nut, and grassy earth finish. A bit lean and austere for a viognier, but a good choice for grilled fish or mussels. (tasted on Jan-13-2014)
84 • Hannah Nicole 2012 Viognier, Contra Costa County $28.
Pale silver straw color. Aromas of honey baked apple, white grape, and spiced nuts with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a crisp, tropical fruit salad and earth accented finish with peppery warmth. (tasted on Dec-23-2013)
83 • Monte De Oro 2012 Estate Grown, Viognier, Temecula Valley $23.|Find-a-Wine|
Golden straw color. Aromas of yellow apple, peach pit, and lychee have a dusty quality with a oily, medium-to-full body with soft acidity and an earthy finish. (tasted on Dec-23-2013)