Viognier (French pronunciation: ​[viɔɲje]) is a white wine grape variety. It is the only permitted grape for the French wine Condrieu in the Rhône Valley. Outside of the Rhône, Viognier can also be found in Australia, Virginia, Washington, California, Texas, and Niagara, Ontario, Canada. In some wine regions, the variety is co-fermented with the red wine grape Syrah where it can contribute to the color and bouquet of the wine.Like Chardonnay, Viognier has the potential to produce full-bodied wines with a lush, soft character. In contrast to Chardonnay, the Viognier varietal has more natural aromatics that include notes of peach, pears, violets and minerality.
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      Why does wine taste the way it does? If you love wine, you’ve no doubt read countless wine tasting descriptions like this one: “blueberry aromas and accents of camphor, anise and the slightest floral hint…” Wine Advocate 2010 Penfold’s “Grange” Shiraz You might also be wondering… are winemakers are actually blending blueberries into their wine? The answer is no.

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    • 2015 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition – Texas Results

      After receiving 6,417 entries from more than 25 states, the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, recognized as the largest competition of American wines in the world and presented by BevMo!, released their results. Following are the Texas wineries who won medals. WineryClassVintageAVAVineyardVarietalPriceAward Becker Vineyards439 A _ Rhone Blends2013Texas Hill CountryPrairie Rotie$21.

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  • Coffee Rubbed Skirt Steak

    …, winemaker Winemaker: Jo Nash Appellation: Central Victoria, Australia Varietal Blend: 95% Shiraz, 5% Viognier Analysis: 14.0% alc/vol Critical Acclaim: 5 Stars Central & Western Victoria Wine State National 2014; Gold Medal Decanter World Wine Awards UK 2013; Gold Medal Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit 2013 Filed under: Recipes Tagged…

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    … being poured by Niagara’s finest winemakers. Here are notes on twenty wines tasted over the weekend. And don’t forget the palindrome: A wet vial is fine nice agar. Vineland Estates St. Urban Riesling 2008, VQA Niagara Escarpment, Ontario (38117, $19.95, WineAlign) If this Riesling could go through a glück stage, now would be the time. There…

  • Bedell Cellars Taste White 2013

    The Bedell Cellars Taste White 2013 is a blend of 50% Albariño, 30% Sauvignon Blanc, 15% Viognier and 5% Chardonnay sourced from sustainably farmed estate vineyards near the town of North Fork in Long Island, New York. Long Island has a maritime climate that cools the vineyards during the heat of summer and protects the vines from the extremes of cold in the winter.

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    … treated to Lemon Gelato Snow – gelato frozen with dry ice to create an airy sophisticated treat. Bravo! We rounded our our dining experience with Chocolate Mousse with pistachio and crisp chocolate and a Bartlett pear with caramel, almond and cream. When we thought we were done, Mark came over and asked if we’d like a tour of the kitchen. We were also…

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    … and the current 16 acres of vineyards. We met Seth’s wife and co-owner Laura Martin inside the tasting room where a table had been set up for our tasting. Two glasses were at each place setting and we started tasting wines. These were the wines tasted from Perissos in order to compare a finished wine versus an unfinished wine: Viognier 2012 and 2014. The 2014…

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  • 2012 Château Milhau-Lacugue, Cuvée Magali, Saint-Chinian, France

    … 2012 Château Milhau-Lacugue, Cuvée Magali, Saint-Chinian, France (£10.25, Yapp Brothers tel. 01747 860 423 & Last week I featured a superb, sleek Southern French Viognier (see if you missed it). This week I am showcasing a red wine in order to further highlight the splendours of the Languedoc. Once again…

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  • January TVWS Wine Dinner – Williamson Vineyards

    … Such a great way to start 2015 – Williamson Vineyards wines! Superb wines presented by Vineyardist Patrick Williamson. And it was his birthday! Happy Birthday, Patrick. Patrick offered a wide range of wines – Cabernet, Merlot, Viognier and an awesome Port style dessert wine to name a few. Really great paring with the buffet by Chef Jake. Chef…

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