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St. James

St. James
2022 Explorer Collection, Vignoles, Ozark Highlands

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Vignoles

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .1%
Sustainable Agriculture
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$16
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St. James
2022 Explorer Collection, Vignoles, Ozark Highlands

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Vignoles

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .1%
Golden straw color. Aromas and flavors of apricot, peach skins, guava juice, and orange peels with a silky, crisp, dryish medium body and a tingling, compelling, medium-length finish manifesting impressions of apple puree with orange zest, fruit cocktail syrup, peach juice, and baking spice. Bursting with all of the fruit and orange water floral notes you expect from Vignoles.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: apricot, peach skins, guava juice, and orange peels
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of apple puree with orange zest, fruit cocktail syrup, peach juice, and baking spice
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Bursting with all of the fruit and orange water floral notes you expect from Vignoles.

The Producer

St. James Winery

The Producer
540 Sidney St
Saint James, MO 65559
USA
1 573-265-7912

Vignoles

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Vignoles is an American white hybrid variety, grown most successfully in New York State as well as several midwest states such as Illinois, Missouri and Iowa. It is a relatively hearty grape, having good resistance to cold temperatures. Made primarily as a dry or off-dry white, there are a few late-harvest dessert wines made from Vignoles. Typical flavors include apple, pear, peach, with nougat and lemon custard in the sweeter versions.