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Pillsbury Wine Company

Pillsbury Wine Company
2018 Viognier, Cochise County, Arizona

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Viognier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.6%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$35

Pillsbury Wine Company
2018 Viognier, Cochise County, Arizona

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Viognier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.6%
Golden straw color. Aromas and flavors of baked peaches, white flowers, pastry dough, vanilla, and squash blossoms with a velvety, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, interesting, medium-length finish that presents notes of lime-spritzed jicama, crisp lettuces, papillon cookie, and iced chamomile tea with a suggestion of oak flavor. A soft and pillowy Viognier that will pair well with paella.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: baked peaches, white flowers, pastry dough, vanilla, and squash blossoms
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of lime-spritzed jicama, crisp lettuces, papillon cookie, and iced chamomile tea
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Paella, Roasted Chicken, Boiled Lobster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A soft and pillowy Viognier that will pair well with paella.

The Producer

Pillsbury Wine Co., LLC

The Producer
4109 E Via Estrella
Phoenix, AZ 85028
USA
1 310-508-3348

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.