Posts tagged Viognier

Treana White Central Coast, United States

I am very encouraged anytime I see a made-in-the-USA Pacific coast wine that doesn't put the varietal first.  The 2008 Treana White is a blend of two Rhône derived grapes done the Central Coast way. Visually it has some copper tones and it smells similar to my memory of Vinsanto, a sweet dessert wine from Santorini, Greece – but don't worry it isn't a sweetheart.  The tart fruit tastes of baked pears and melons, with minerality to spare.  Folks who crave big acidity probably won't get their Read more [...]

Boekenhoutskloof The Wolftrap Syrah Mourvèdre Viognier, Western Cape, South Africa

The 2009 triple blend of Syrah, Mourvèdre and a drop of the white grape Viognier is a whirling,  young Tasmanian Devil of a wine. Just like the popular cartoon character Tasmanian Devil is simply referred to as Taz, I am happy that I can cut Boekenhoutskloof down to the “Wolftrap” for us English speakers. Still very young, this 2009 vintage flavour bomb wine is juicy and earthy. The smell is complex with floral notes, bacon, leather and something familiar to health-nuts: flax seed oil. Read more [...]

Casa de la Ermita Viognier, Jumilla Murcia, Spain

Viognier is a wine I associate with France associated classically with the Rhône. This 2009 Case de la Ermita Viognier wafts cooking fruit on top of the classic floral notes that are de rigeur with Viognier. Also the wine appears lighter than my expectation from Rhône original. The wine drank like a wonderful tropical popsicle (without the wooden popsicle stick). It was refreshing, bright without being sharp and sweetened to syruppy. I have been a fan of Casa de la Ermita for over a year and Read more [...]
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