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93 • Ledson 2013 Viognier, Sonoma Coast $32.
Straw color. Aromas of spiced apples and peach tart with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a tangy citrus and delicate spice accented finish. A zesty, flavor-packed viognier that is sure to please. (tasted on Jun-20-2014)
92 • Falkner 2013 Estate Grown, Viognier, Temecula Valley $27.95.
Pale silvery straw color. Aromas of peach custard and passionfruit with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a yellow apple, honey and mineral accented finish. A dry, elegant, and balanced old world styled viognier for every application. (tasted on Jun-20-2014)
92 • Qupé 2013 Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard, Viognier, Edna Valley $35. Demeter Certified Biodynamic
Silvery straw color. Rich, toasty aromas and flavors of peach creme brulee and buttery nut brittle with a satiny, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, engaging, medium-length finish displaying shades of nectarine, quince, spiced citrus, and minerals with fine tannins and light oak. A delicious well balanced viognier with fine varietal character. (tasted on Oct-27-2014)
92 • Coyote Canyon Winery 2013 Coyote Canyon Vineyard, Viognier, Horse Heaven Hills $22.
Pale golden color. Aromas of toasty peach cream pie and lemon ice with a crisp, fruity medium-to-full body and a nicely balanced melon, Meyer lemon, and limestone finish. A great sipper or table choice. (tasted on Jul-21-2014)
91 • Alexandria Nicole 2013 "Crawford", Viognier, Columbia Valley $20.
Golden silver color. Aromas of spiced apple, honeycomb, and peaches with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a zesty citrus and melon accented finish. Tasty and very appetizing. (tasted on Jun-20-2014)
91 • Maryhill 2013 Viognier, Columbia Valley $11.95. Best Buy.
Emerald straw color. Fruity aromas and flavors of lightly spiced quince, musky peach, apricot pit, and dried twigs with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming, complex medium-long finish with light oak. Full-bodied balanced white wine that can take on big flavors. (tasted on Aug-25-2014)
91 • Barboursville 2013 Reserve, Viognier, Virginia $21.99.
Golden silver color. Delicate aromas and flavors of peach, nuts, and lanolin lotion with a silky, vibrant, fruity medium body and a warming, appealing, medium-length finish that presents notes of apple, lemon ice, and minerals with light oak. A nicely structured viognier with fine balance. (tasted on Dec-22-2014)
91 • Alexandria Nicole 2014 "Crawford", Viognier, Columbia Valley $20.
Light straw color. Rich, fruity, floral aromas of exotic tropical citrus and pickled melon with a supple, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, nuanced, medium-length banana cream, yellow apple, and nectarine finish with fine tannins and light oak. A lovely, spicy viognier that is sure to please. (tasted on Mar-16-2015)
90 • Maryhill 2013 Viognier, Columbia Valley $11.95. Best Buy.
Golden straw color. Attractive aromas of peach, pear, ginger, and cantaloupe with a velvety, dryish medium body and a smooth, complex, medium-long, heirloom melon, peach jam, candied ginger, and ale yeast finish. Think chardonnay in a daring outfit, full and round but unafraid to show off its daring, spicy, edgy style. (tasted on Aug-05-2014)
90 • Zontes Footstep 2012 "Lake Doctor", Shiraz-Viognier, Langhorne Creek $20. Cellar Selection.
Bright garnet dark blue violet color. Complex, attractive aromas and flavors of ripe blackberries, dried twigs, peach pits, and cream with a satiny, bright, dry full body and a warming, very complex, long finish with firm tannins and moderate oak. (tasted on Nov-10-2014)
90 • La Playa 2014 Estate Series, Viognier-Chardonnay, Colchagua Valley $8. Best Buy. Sustainable Agriculture
Pale golden silver color. Bright, fruity aromas and flavors of ripe peaches, clementines, and apples with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a compelling, medium-length finish that presents nuances of candied lemon with no oak. A vibrant, mouthwatering white blend. (tasted on Jan-26-2015)
89 • Brecon Estate 2013 Viognier, Paso Robles $19.99.
Golden yellow color. Bright aromas of ripe pear, preserved peach, pineapple, and melon balls with a creamy, dry medium-to-full body and a smooth, medium-long, peaches & cream, spiced pear, lemon skin, and quince finish. Spicy and lively with plenty of action in the nose and on the palate to enjoy on its own, but fun to pair with simple dishes as a contrast or exotic flavors for an experience. (tasted on Aug-05-2014)
89 • Le Jade 2013 Chardonnay-Viognier, Pays d'Oc IGP $9.99. Best Buy.
Gold bright color. Floral aromas and flavors of pineapple, ginger, ripe pear, and nectarine with a silky, bright, dry medium-to-full body and a tingling, distinctive, medium-long finish with suggestions of lemongrass, lime, toast, and river stones with fruit tannins and light oak. Delivers layers of fruit and crisp apple and lemon with just a touch of elegant oak and old world minerality to make it a glass that is oh so difficult to put down. (tasted on Aug-25-2014)
89 • Grizzly Peak 2013 Viognier, Rogue Valley $20.
Golden silver color. Lively aromas of coconut, vanilla beeswax candle, and warm peach cobbler with a silky, vibrant, fruity medium body and a seamless, delightful, medium-length yellow apple, green pineapple, and pepper finish with light oak. A juicy, fruity viognier that will cover a lot of bases. (tasted on Dec-22-2014)
88 • Keeling Schaefer Vineyards 2013 "Best Friends", Viognier, Cochise County $16.
Gold color. Delicate aromas and flavors of nougat, vanilla candle, and baked peaches with a supple, soft, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, delightful, breezy finish with accents of spiced melon, exotic tropical fruit, and flowers. A distinctive, tropical viognier for sipping. (tasted on Dec-22-2014)
88 • Three Coins 2012 Betsy's Vineyard, Viognier, Sonoma County $26.
Golden straw color. Aromas of honey, peach tart, and melon with a dry medium body and a tart lemon and toasted Brazil nut accented finish. (tasted on Jun-20-2014)
88 • Mirza Ghalib 2012 Viognier, Vin de Pays d'Oc $14.95. Best Buy.
Golden straw color. Complex aromas and flavors of apple, caramel, river stones, and pear with a soft, soft, dry medium body and a smooth, delightful, breezy finish with touches of hazelnut and grilled lemon with no tannins and light oak. Barrel aging brings a full, round texture to apple, pear and grilled lemon with a hint of hazelnuts and river stones rounding out the balance. (tasted on Aug-25-2014)
88 • Grande River Vineyards 2012 Viognier, Grand Valley $17.99.
Pale emerald straw color. Muted aromas and flavors of green nectarines, turned earth, and peach skin with a soft, shy, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, refreshing medium-length finish with light oak. A full-bodied shy wine with a rich mid-palate. (tasted on Aug-25-2014)
88 • Arabella 2014 Viognier, Western Cape $9.99. Best Buy.
Bright medium golden straw color. Complex aromas and flavors of musky peach, quince, and lemon custard with a lightly tannic, crisp, dry-yet-fruity full body and a warming, nuanced, medium-long finish with fine tannins and light oak. (tasted on Nov-17-2014)
88 • Williamsburg Winery 2013 "Wessex Hundred", Viognier, Virginia $18.|Next| |Find-a-Wine|
Golden silver color. Rich aromas of poached pear, peach sauce, and flower patch with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a polished, compelling, breezy starfruit and pink pepper finish. A solid viognier. (tasted on Dec-22-2014)