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93 • Chateau Burgozone 2012 Viognier, Danube Plain $15. Best Buy.
Lustrous golden yellow color. Aromas of dried nectarine, pickled citrus, and minerals with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a long, tangy tropical fruit, custard, and baking spices accented finish. Exquisitely balanced, nuanced, and flavorful. (tasted on Jan-16-2014)
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 • 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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
87 • Pebble 2012 Viognier, California $16.99.|Next| |Find-a-Wine|
Golden silver color. Lively aromas and flavors of ripe peach, tapioca, and honeyed pear with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, carefree finish with notes of nutskin, earth, and apple. A nice zippy viognier. (tasted on Nov-15-2014)