VIOGNIER

    A Tour of French Wine Regions via Perseus Winery

    Can you match the French wine region with the following grape varieties? Region:  Bordeaux, Alsace, Rhone Valley Variety:  Pinot Gris, Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah If you can’t figure it out, scroll to the bottom of this article for the answer.  Assuming you gues...

    16 readers - By MyWinePal

    Weekend Wine Notes: 10 Under $20

    Your eyes do not deceive you, My Readers. Today’s Weekend Wine Notes offer 10 wines priced under $20, in actuality, from about $12 to $19. We flaunt our eclectic nature today, reaching from various regions of California to Germany, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Argentina and Austra...

    7 readers - By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head

      A Visit to Clos Saron and Gideon Beinstock

      Bigger Than Your Head - - 2 readers - Though I have been writing about the wines made by Gideon Beinstock for 20 years, I met him for the first time three weeks ago at a dinner party in the Sierra Foothills, northeast of Sacramento. Around dusk, a group of us were...

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      Saving Our Grapes from Birds and Other Predators

      … wire on the Viognier vines, and haven’t yet rolled it up. I spent the day Sunday (after a full day Saturday working with the Vineyard Goddess on canopy management) installing bird netting.  Bird netting places a barrier between the grapes and predators, and hopefully it will be enough to preserve this year’s crop.  I got about half-way through…

      3 readers - By Project Sunlight - A Winemaker's Education

      Weekend Wine Notes: 10 Under $20

      … of leather and woodsy spice. Now through 2015. Very Good. About $12. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Vina Robles White(4) 2013, Paso Robles. 14.9% alc. Viognier 46%, verdelho 19%, vermentino 19%, sauvignon blanc 16%. Very pale gold hue; mango, ginger and quince, citrus…

      7 readers - By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head

      A Tour of French Wine Regions via Perseus Winery

      … Can you match the French wine region with the following grape varieties? Region:  Bordeaux, Alsace, Rhone Valley Variety:  Pinot Gris, Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah If you can’t figure it out, scroll to the bottom of this article for the answer.  Assuming you guessed correctly, or checked with the answer below, All four grape…

      16 readers - By MyWinePal

      Rosés of Summer: Casey Flat Ranch, past and present

      … Blanc, Syrah Rose, Viognier, and an Estate Red blend.  It’s sister label, Open Range, produces Sav Blanc and a red blend as well.  Winemaker Laura Barrett is an exciting, young women winemaker, who started her career in New Zealand.  Recieving her Masters in Enology from neaby UC Davis, Laura joined Casey Flat Rnach in 2008.   When you arrive…

      1 readers - By Luscious Lushes

      Flying to San Francisco and a Conundrum

      …I am on a flight from Philadelphia to San Francisco headed to a week of wine debauchery at the Wine Bloggers Conference (WBC) in Buellton, California in Santa Barbara County. I don’t enjoy being away from my family for even the … Continue reading…

      1 readers - By the drunken cyclist

      A Visit to Clos Saron and Gideon Beinstock

      … voluptuous aura of ripe blackberries, currants and plums. Approximately 104 cases. About $50. >Heart of Stone Syrah 2009. With 10 percent viognier. Very earthy, piercing graphite minerality, deeply and darkly spicy, intense and concentrated, black and blue fruit; powerhouse acidity and tannin, briery and brambly, root-like; incredibly supple…

      2 readers - By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head

      Quick Sip: Acquiesce Winery & Vineyards 2013 Viognier

      … Hello Friends, Today’s Quick Sip is the Acquiesce Winery & Vineyards 2013 Viognier. I first tasted this delightful wine this past spring during a visit to the Acquiesce tasting room in Lodi, California. And just last week, I had an opportunity to re-visit it and several other vibrant Lodi white wines for a ‘Lodi Summer Tasting’ put…

      1 readers - By My Vine Spot

      Vinomaker likes Viognier.

      … Vinomaker doesn't just like Viognier, he loves this particular grape variety and is always looking for new producers of this not particularly common wine varietal.  Although his current favourite is Miner Family's, 2012 Simpson Vineyard Viognier (Madera County), this tangent (their lower case 't' not mine) Winery's, 2012 Viognier, Edna Valley…

      By Vinsanity

      Imagery Estate Winery – 2013 Viognier / 2013 Albariño

      … a look at two that are certainly worth the extra effort to obtain. Imagery Estate Winery 2013 Viognier – The fruit for this wine was sourced in Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley. This offering is 100% varietal. It was whole berry pressed and only the free run juice was utilized. Fermentation took place in temperature controlled stainless steel…

      2 readers - By Gabe's View

      Combing Oregon's Countryside for Rhone Style Wines

      … Finding a bottle of top-quality Pinot noir in Oregon is easy, fortunately for you. And since May is Oregon Wine Month, you could easily go out and purchase a bottle of local Pinot noir in your favorite restaurant or wine shop. But don’t limit yourself to the famed grape. Rhône varietals thrive in Oregon, due in part to the diversity of Oregon’s…

      By Sip With Me!

      A Tiny Peek at Australia’s Wine Diversity

      … Australia is a huge wine producing country whose depth is apparent in both the assortment of varietals they can grow well as well as the styles they’re made in. For years our shores were inundated with mostly lower end Australian wines, often in the form of overripe Shiraz. As a result, the bounty from Australia is significantly broader than a lot…

      1 readers - By Gabe's View

      Wine Tasting Event With Howard Soon Of Sandhill Wines

      … Blanc ($17.99).  There was an absolutely perfect amount of oak on this wine.  If you know anything about us, you know that we aren't scared of oak on white wine.  This one is great.  A nice mouth feel and good balance are the highlights on this wine. A standout for sure. Up next was a Viognier ($24.99), which had all the nice things that Viognier…

      3 readers - By The Unfussy Wine Enthusiasts