Full Review

Cline

Cline
2018 Viognier, North Coast

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Turkey

Category: Viognier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
Sustainable Farming
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$10.99
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Cline
2018 Viognier, North Coast

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Turkey

Category: Viognier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
Straw color. Aromas of ripe pear, white peach, ripe cantaloupe with granola, jasmine, and coconut cream with a lively, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length toasted pound cake, custard, and crushed pineapple finish with moderate oak flavor. A fresh and fruity Viognier; fuller-bodied but lovely for the warmer months.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Crisp & Lively, Juicy & Smooth & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: ripe pear, white peach, ripe cantaloupe with granola, jasmine, and coconut cream
Taste Flavor: toasted pound cake, custard, and crushed pineapple
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Turkey, Roasted Chicken, Boiled Lobster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fresh and fruity Viognier; fuller-bodied but lovely for the warmer months.

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.