Full Review

Cline

Cline
2018 Estate Grown, Viognier, Sonoma Coast

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Turkey

Category: Viognier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
Sustainable Farming
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$12.99

Cline
2018 Estate Grown, Viognier, Sonoma Coast

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Turkey

Category: Viognier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
Emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of cooked squash, moss, and epoxy with a supple, bright, dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, brisk finish with impressions of golden apple, cracker jacks, and banana chips with a suggestion of oak flavor. A smooth white quaffer for easy-sipping.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: cooked squash, moss, and epoxy
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of golden apple, cracker jacks, and banana chips
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Turkey, Roasted Chicken, Boiled Lobster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A smooth white quaffer for easy-sipping.

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.