Full Review

Lawer Estates

Lawer Estates
2019 Betsy’s Vineyard, Viognier, Knights Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Turkey

Category: Viognier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$30

Lawer Estates
2019 Betsy’s Vineyard, Viognier, Knights Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Turkey

Category: Viognier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of peach tart, mango, orange blossom, oleander flowers, white chocolate, and banana pot de creme with a velvety, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an even, interesting, medium-long finish that presents notes of ripe apricot and buttery frosting with light oak flavor. A rich and exuberant Viognier that will delight lovers of the varietal.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: peach tart, mango, orange blossom, oleander flowers, white chocolate, and banana pot de creme
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of ripe apricot and buttery frosting
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Turkey, Roasted Chicken, Boiled Lobster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich and exuberant Viognier that will delight lovers of the varietal.

The Producer

Lawer Family Wines

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

Their Portfolio

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.