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Lawer Estates

Lawer Estates
2018 Betsy’s Vineyard, Viognier, Knights Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Turkey

Category: Viognier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.9%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$28

Lawer Estates
2018 Betsy’s Vineyard, Viognier, Knights Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Turkey

Category: Viognier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.9%
Pale golden straw color. Aromas of ripe pear and citrus blossom with a supple, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, amusing, medium-length peach, green apple, and carnation finish with no oak flavor. Concentrated aromas and a length palate make this an extroverted, refreshing summer sipper.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: ripe pear and citrus blossom
Taste Flavor: peach, green apple, and carnation
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Turkey, Roasted Chicken, Boiled Lobster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Concentrated aromas and a length palate make this an extroverted, refreshing summer sipper.

The Producer

Lawer Family Wines

The Producer
1255 Lincoln Ave
Calistoga, CA 94515
USA
1 707-909-2975

Their Portfolio

BR Lawer Estates 2017 Betsy’s Vineyard Rosé, Syrah, Knights Valley 13.8% (USA) $22.00. - Bronze Medal
91 Lawer Estates 2015 Betsy’s Vineyard, Syrah, Knights Valley 14.9% (USA) $34.00.
89 Lawer Estates 2015 Betsy’s Vineyard, Petite Sirah, Knights Valley 14.2% (USA) $30.00.
89 Lawer Estates 2015 Hillside Grown, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.3% (USA) $65.00.
92 Lawer Estates 2016 Betsy’s Vineyard, Viognier, Knights Valley 14.6% (USA) $28.00.
89 Lawer Estates 2018 Rosé, Syrah, Sonoma County 13.8% (USA) $20.00.
94 Lawer Estates 2016 Betsy’s Vineyard, Syrah, Knights Valley 15.2% (USA) $38.00.
87 Lawer Estates 2017 Betsy’s Vineyard, Viognier, Knights Valley 14.3% (USA) $28.00.
88 Lawer Estates 2017 Cannon Block, Chardonnay, Knights Valley 14.6% (USA) $28.00.
89 Lawer Estates 2017 Betsy’s Vineyard, Pinot Noir, Knights Valley 14.5% (USA) $32.00.
88 Lawer Estates 2016 Betsy’s Vineyard, Petite Sirah, Knights Valley 14.7% (USA) $30.00.
90 Lawer Estates 2018 Cannon Block , Chardonnay, Knights Valley 14.8% (USA) $28.00.
89 Lawer Estates 2018 Betsy’s Vineyard, Viognier, Knights Valley 14.9% (USA) $28.00.
93 Lawer Estates 2016 Vineyard Select, Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville, Napa Valley 15.2% (USA) $95.00.
94 Lawer Estates 2016 Vineyard 600, Cabernet Sauvignon, Calistoga 14.7% (USA) $65.00.
BR Lawer Estates 2019 Rosé, Pinot Noir, Knights Valley 13.8% (USA) $22.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Lawer Estates 2019 Rosé, Syrah, Knights Valley 13.8% (USA) $25.00. - Bronze Medal
92 Lawer Estates 2018 Betsy’s Vineyard, Pinot Noir, Knights Valley 14.5% (USA) $32.00.
90 Lawer Estates 2019 Betsy’s Vineyard, Viognier, Knights Valley 14.5% (USA) $30.00.
90 Lawer Estates 2019 Cannon Block Unoaked, Chardonnay, Knights Valley 14.4% (USA) $32.00.
90 Lawer Estates 2019 Cannon Block, Chardonnay, Knights Valley 14.4% (USA) $36.00.
90 Lawer Estates NV Brut Rosé Sparkling Wine, California 13% (USA) $25.00.
91 Lawer Estates NV Brut Reserve Sparkling Wine, California 13% (USA) $22.00.

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.