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94 • Alexandria Nicole 2012 Crawford Vineyard, Viognier, Columbia Valley $20. Best Buy.
Golden silver. Attractive aromas of tropical fruit custard tart with a satiny, fruity medium-to-full body and a juicy pear, peach and sweet cream driven finish. A delicious and voluptuous viognier. (tasted on May-20-2013)
92 • Yalumba 2009 Shiraz-Viognier, Eden Valley $18.99. Best Buy.
Deep garnet black color. Bright aromas and flavors of blueberry and strawberry pastries, menthol candy, and peppery spice with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and rich, balanced finish with great purity of tangy fruit and subtle sweet nutty oak. (tasted on Mar-25-2013)
92 • Pollak Vineyards 2012 Estate, Viognier, Monticello $22.
Golden silver color. Aromas of melon rind, white peach, honeysuckle, and citrus scone with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a tangy peach, lime cream and mineral driven finish. Very sophisticated in style; will be great at the table. (tasted on Jun-24-2013)
91 • Robert Hall Winery 2011 Viognier, Paso Robles $20.
Pale golden color. Aromas and flavors of ripe peach, Meyer lemon, and melon with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a long, mouthwatering vanilla, tropical citrus, spice and mineral kissed finish. A very nice arc of flavors and texture. (tasted on Jan-08-2013)
91 • Barboursville 2011 Reserve, Viognier, Virginia $22.
Golden color. Aromas and flavors of ripe apricot and lemon custard with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, mouthwatering finish. A delicious and appetizing viognier for sipping or the table. (tasted on Jan-08-2013)
90 • Anaba 2010 Landa Vineyard, Viognier, Sonoma Valley $32.
Pure, vibrant French fruit custard tart aroma and flavor with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a long, tangy Meyer lemon, clementine and apple finish. A tasty oak accented, carefree sipper or pair with crab legs. (tasted on Jan-08-2013)
90 • Pollak Vineyards 2012 Estate Grown, Viognier, Monticello $22.
Toasty key lime tart quince, and peach jam aromas with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a well balanced melon, lemon gelato and apple accented finish. Very tasty and stylish in an Old World vein. (tasted on May-20-2013)
90 • Maryhill 2012 Viognier, Columbia Valley $11.95. Best Buy.
Silvery straw color. Aromas of apricot, lemon, nut and a touch of apple with a silky fruity-yet-dry medium body and a zesty peaches and cream and pineapple accented finish with a touch of warmth. A very nice sipper or serve with a fatty fish. (tasted on Sep-17-2013)
89 • Pollak Vineyards 2011 Estate, Viognier, Monticello $20.
Pale golden straw color. Aromas of yellow apple, wax, and pistachio with a soft fruity medium body and a tangy apple and peach puree finish. Tasty; will be good with Mexican cuisine. (tasted on Jan-08-2013)
89 • JZ Selections 2011 Lot #2, Viognier, Lodi $12. Best Buy.
Golden yellow color. Lively aromas of peach and lemon pies with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a lime, spiced apple and melon driven finish. A delicious sipper or pair with Asian poultry dishes. (tasted on Jan-08-2013)
89 • RoxyAnn 2010 Viognier, Rogue Valley $20.
Pale golden color. Aromas of peaches, apricots, and apple pie with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, citrus, sweet cream, and delicate spice finish with crunchy fruit and oak tannins. A nice lively viognier that will be great at the table with seafood lasagna. (tasted on Feb-25-2013)
89 • Ledson 2012 Grove Vineyard, Viognier, Sonoma Coast $30.
Silvery straw color. Aromas of honeyed peach, pear tart, and melon with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy lime sorbet and cream accented finish. Well balanced and flavorful. Pair with sautéed fish. (tasted on May-20-2013)
89 • Castoro Cellars 2010 Reserve, Estate Grown, Viognier, Paso Robles $19.
Golden color. Toasty nutty aromas of peach pie crust and praline with a silky dryish medium-to-full body and a delicate oak spice, apple, and lemon curd accented finish. A tasty oak accented viognier for sipping. (tasted on May-20-2013)
89 • Starlite 2012 Viognier, Sonoma County $50.
Pale golden color. Aromas and flavors of peach cobbler and flan with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a toasted nut, mineral and warming pepper accented finish. (tasted on Aug-16-2013)
88 • Clarksburg Wine Company 2010 Chenin Blanc-Viognier, Clarksburg $16.
Silvery straw green color. Aromas and flavors of Key lime tart and green apple with a very crisp and fruity-yet-dry light-to-medium body and a snappy, nectarine accented finish. A very refreshing sipper or pair with salads. (tasted on Feb-11-2013)
88 • Yalumba 2012 "The Y Series", Viognier, South Australia $11.99. Best Buy.
Golden yellow color. Aromas of pineapple, apple, and peach with a fruity-yet-dry medium body and a very tangy finish with a touch of chalk. Really jazzy acidity is atypical but very well suited for the table. (tasted on Mar-25-2013)
87 • Unionville Vineyards 2011 Amwell Ridge Vineyard, Viognier, New Jersey $23.95.
Golden color. Bold raw honeycomb, nougat, and peach custard pie aromas with a dryish medium-to-full body and baked lemon, starfruit and nut nuanced finish. A drier oak accented viognier that will be best with seafood in cream sauces. (tasted on Jan-08-2013)
87 • Whitewater Hill Vineyards 2011 Viognier, Grand Valley $14. Best Buy.
Silvery gold color. Aromas of baked banana, coconut creme brulee, and peach yogurt with a dryish medium body and a crisp, citrus and yellow plum skin finish. A refreshing seafood wine or aperitif. (tasted on Jan-03-2013)
86 • Coyote Canyon Winery 2012 Coyote Canyon Vineyard, Viognier, Horse Heaven Hills $22.
Aromas of sour cream frosting and yeasty peach cobbler with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy starfruit, orange zest, and grassy earth accented finish. A nice, earthy table wine. (tasted on May-20-2013)
85 • Montpellier 2011 Viognier, California $9.99.|Next| |Find-a-Wine|
Lovely tropical fruit aromas and flavors of guava, lemon custard and passionfruit are sauvignon blanc-like with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, melon, apple and pepper nuanced finish. Not very varietally correct, but fun. (tasted on Jan-08-2013)