Full Review

William Heritage

William Heritage
2020 Viognier, Outer Coastal Plain

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Turkey

Category: Viognier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.6%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$24

William Heritage
2020 Viognier, Outer Coastal Plain

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Turkey

Category: Viognier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.6%
Silvery emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of vanilla cream, hints of toffee, and hints of cedar plank with a lean, crisp, bone-dry light body and a smooth, swift finish with moderate oak flavor. A crisp-but-oaky quaffer for hot weather refreshment.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: vanilla cream, hints of toffee, and hints of cedar plank
Taste Flavor: vanilla cream, hints of toffee, and hints of cedar plank
Sweetness Sweetness: Bone-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Turkey, Roasted Chicken, Boiled Lobster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crisp-but-oaky quaffer for hot weather refreshment.

The Producer

William Heritage Winery

The Producer
480 Mullica Hill Road
Mullica Hill, NJ 08062
USA
1 856-589-4474

Their Portfolio

92 William Heritage 2020 Unoaked, Chardonnay, Outer Coastal Plain 13.1% (USA) $26.00.
85 William Heritage 2020 Viognier, Outer Coastal Plain 13.6% (USA) $24.00.
91 William Heritage 2020 Rosé, Outer Coastal Plain 12.8% (USA) $24.00.
90 William Heritage 2020 Semillon, Outer Coastal Plain 13.7% (USA) $28.00.
90 William Heritage 2019 Merlot, Outer Coastal Plain 13.5% (USA) $30.00.
88 William Heritage 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Outer Coastal Plain 13.3% (USA) $30.00.
85 William Heritage 2019 Five Gen Red Blend, Outer Coastal Plain 12.9% (USA) $35.00.
88 William Heritage 2018 Blanc de Blancs, Outer Coastal Plain 12.4% (USA) $40.00.
92 William Heritage 2018 Blanc de Noirs, Outer Coastal Plain 12.7% (USA) $46.00.
89 William Heritage 2021 Limited Release, Chenin Blanc, Outer Coastal Plain 12.7% (USA) $32.00.
89 William Heritage 2021 Limited Release, Semillon, Outer Coastal Plain 13.1% (USA) $34.00.
87 William Heritage 2021 Estate Reserve, Sauvignon Blanc, Outer Coastal Plain 13.1% (USA) $38.00.
94 William Heritage 2021 Rosé, Outer Coastal Plain 12.9% (USA) $26.00.
92 William Heritage 2021 Estate Reserve Rosé, Outer Coastal Plain 13% (USA) $34.00.
94 William Heritage 2020 Estate Reserve Five Gen Red Blend, Outer Coastal Plain 13.4% (USA) $42.00.
94 William Heritage 2019 Estate Reserve Norman’s Vineyard, Cabernet Franc, Outer Coastal Plain 13.8% (USA) $48.00.
87 William Heritage 2020 Estate Reserve Burn Pile Vineyard, Chambourcin, Outer Coastal Plain 13% (USA) $48.00.
95 William Heritage 2019 Reserve BDX Red Blend, Outer Coastal Plain 13.6% (USA) $50.00.
86 William Heritage NV Select, Chardonnay, American 13.5% (USA) $24.00.
86 William Heritage NV Select Rosé, American 13.2% (USA) $24.00.
91 William Heritage 2022 Coeur d’Est Red Blend, Outer Coastal Plain 13.7% (USA) $34.00.
89 William Heritage 2019 Reserve Blanc De Blancs, Outer Coastal Plain 12.1% (USA) $46.00.
88 William Heritage 2019 Reserve Blanc De Noirs, Outer Coastal Plain 12.2% (USA) $48.00.
90 William Heritage 2022 Reserve Rosé, Outer Coastal Plain 13.2% (USA) $34.00.
92 William Heritage 2022 Reserve Grenache Syrah Rosé, Outer Coastal Plain 13.4% (USA) $36.00.
88 William Heritage 2022 Reserve, Sauvignon Blanc, Outer Coastal Plain 13.2% (USA) $38.00.
87 William Heritage 2022 Reserve White Blend, Outer Coastal Plain 14% (USA) $36.00.
85 William Heritage 2022 Reserve Gravel Block Vineyard, Chardonnay, Outer Coastal Plain 13.7% (USA) $44.00.
88 William Heritage 2022 Reserve BDX Blanc White Blend, Outer Coastal Plain 13.3% (USA) $40.00.
91 William Heritage 2021 Reserve Burn Pile Vineyard, Chambourcin, Outer Coastal Plain 13.3% (USA) $40.00.
91 William Heritage 2021 Reserve BDX Red Blend, Outer Coastal Plain 12.7% (USA) $50.00.
90 William Heritage 2021 Reserve Five Gen Red Blend, Outer Coastal Plain 12.4% (USA) $45.00.

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.