Full Review

Cline

Cline
2017 Estate Grown, Viognier, Sonoma Coast

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pork Shellfish

Category: Viognier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15% RS: .36%
Sustainable Farming
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$18
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Cline
2017 Estate Grown, Viognier, Sonoma Coast

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pork Shellfish

Category: Viognier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15% RS: .36%
Bright gold color. Aromas of roasted peaches and toasted challah with a round, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, intricate, long Meyer lemon, orange blossom, cinnamon, allspice, and pineapple finish with medium, crunchy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A juicy Viognier with vibrant, spicy character; well suited to island cuisine.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Crisp & Lively, Juicy & Smooth, Rich & Full, Oaky & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: roasted peaches and toasted challah
Taste Flavor: Meyer lemon, orange blossom, cinnamon, allspice, and pineapple
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-6 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Spit Roasted Pig, Roasted Chicken, Boiled Lobster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A juicy Viognier with vibrant, spicy character; well suited to island cuisine.

The Producer

Cline Cellars

The Producer
24737 Arnold Dr
Sonoma, CA 95476
USA
1 707-940-4030

Viognier

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
If you had to use one word to describe the flavor profile of Viognier, it would be exotic. Aromas of this lovely variety range from peach pie and cream to pineapple and honeysuckle. Famed for its role as the grape of the rare white wine Condrieu from France's Rhone Valley, dozens of California producers, from Lodi to Santa Ynez Valleys now work with Viognier, as do a few producers in Washington State and even in Virginia.

The distinctive fruit perfumes are so engaging, thus the use of oak is diminished in most versions of domestic Viognier. Most are delicious wines that are at their best at an early age; consume within three to five years of the vintage date. Pair these wines with Asian, Thai or fusion cuisine - especially with pineapple or peanut sauce - or sushi/sashimi.