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92 • Coyote Canyon Winery 2008 Viognier, Horse Heaven Hills $15.
Pale golden silver color. Aromas of peach pie crust, creme caramel, and honeycomb follow through on a rich supple entry to a fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body with ripe tangy fruit and a long, refreshing finish. A great sipper or food wine; pair with grilled shrimp. (tasted on Mar-30-2009)
91 • Alexandria Nicole 2007 "Crawford", Viognier, Columbia Valley $20.
Golden straw color. Spicy apricot compote, white potpourri, and floral honey aromas follow through on a soft entry to dryish light-to-medium body with watermelon, white strawberry, and cream notes. Finishes with a crisp, tart citrus and mineral accented fade. A dry, elegant viognier that will go well with crab legs. (tasted on Mar-30-2009)
87 • Capay 2008 Viognier, Capay Valley $12.99.
Pale golden color. Aromas of apricot custard and pineapple upside down cake have a delicate verbena edge and follow through on a round entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium body with green melon, papaya, and pear skin notes. Finishes with a crisp, lightly peppery apple skin and nut accented fade. Nice range of fruit flavors. (tasted on Apr-20-2009)
86 • CANA 2008 "Bailey", Viognier, Contra Costa County $24.
Golden color. Bright aromas of apricot pie a la mode and honeycomb follow through on a round, supple entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body with tart white peach and nougat notes. Finishes with a soft, oily fade. (tasted on Mar-30-2009)
84 • Valley View 2007 "Anna Maria", Viognier, Rogue Valley $22.
Toasty coconut pie and peach cobbler aromas follow through on a soft, brisk entry to a dryish light-to-medium body with tart green nectarine, cream, and matchstick notes. Finishes dry, somewhat dilute fruit gum like fade. (tasted on Mar-30-2009)
84 • Lynfred 2007 Viognier, American $20.|Find-a-Wine|
Golden color. Aromas of honeyed raisin toast, pineapple and peach puree, and buttercream follow through on a soft, supple entry to a dryish medium body with poached pear and peach chutney notes. Finishes with a spiced nut, peppered melon, and quartzy mineral fade. (tasted on May-04-2009)