Full Review

La Playa

La Playa
2022 Estate, Viognier, Colchagua Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Turkey

Category: Viognier

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13% RS: .2%
Certified Sustainable
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$9

La Playa
2022 Estate, Viognier, Colchagua Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Turkey

Category: Viognier

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 13% RS: .2%
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of SO2 and white flowers, lemon curd, marzipan, and green herbs with a velvety, lively, dry medium body and a tingling, captivating, medium-length finish with elements of white flowers with the stems and leaves, sulfur and yellow apple, and orange rind. Viognier florals and a Chardonnay body mix in an interesting blend that grabs your attention; could use a decant to open up.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: SO2 and white flowers, lemon curd, marzipan, and green herbs
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of white flowers with the stems and leaves, sulfur and yellow apple, and orange rind
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Turkey, Roasted Chicken, Boiled Lobster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Viognier florals and a Chardonnay body mix in an interesting blend that grabs your attention; could use a decant to open up.

The Importer

Cabernet Corporation

The Importer
285 Bel Marin Keys Blvd., Suite K
Novato, CA 94949
USA
1 415-884-9000

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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.