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2009 Napa Valley “Oak Knoll” Viognier

by David on July 8, 2010

New release ~ Not so familiar with Viognier? Well, given that as recently as 1980 there were only 85 acres planted on the entire planet, it’s not too surprising. But, one whiff of our 2009 Vio and you’ll know why there’s been a small explosion in acreage devoted to this “hedonist’s white grape variety” (thank you, Jancis Robinson). The heady fragrance of fresh peach, apricot, honeysuckle, citrus and spice will bring you back again and again.

Another great thing about our Viognier?  While the tremendous perfume may lead you to expect a sweet wine, it’s bone dry. Plus, it has all the weight of a Chardonnay – and then some – which makes it a nice alternative when you feel like a change of pace.

Viognier and Food: Don’t ask us why, but this wine just loves to be paired with Asian flavors. It’s our first choice on sushi night and whenever you’ve added some fresh ginger or some Chinese 5-spice to your creation, this is your wine! It complements the sweetness of pork, duck and other sweet proteins beautifully. It’s delicious with fruity preparations, too – for the perfect, light summertime supper sip a glass of chilled Viognier  with Colleen’s recipe for Grilled Mahi-Mahi with Pear-Ginger Salsa!

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