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Calera Viognier Mount Harlan 2010
Note from tasting: big, syrupy, candied apricot, bitter finish ["Assorted Whites" at Bin 105, Lincoln NE, 21 Apr 2012. I picked up a bottle afterwards, later to be delighted with the glass stopper, apparently common among Viogniers!]Add winemaker's notes
RiceSelect's fragrant Jasmati® is blended with eggs, milk and fall's favorite spices, cinnamon and nutmeg, to create a delicious rice pudding, which is layered on top of fluffy cream cheese and abuttery pecan crust. Pairs well with a bold, tawny port with flavors of dried fruits, nuts, and spices.
Note from tasting: big, syrupy, candied apricot, bitter finish ["Assorted Whites" at Bin 105, Lincoln NE, 21 Apr 2012. I picked up a bottle afterwards, later to be delighted with the glass stopper, apparently common among Viogniers!]
External Reviews for Calera Viognier Mount Harlan
Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - white - 2010 - Calera Viognier - USA - Region: California - Apellation: Central-Coast - Viognier - 750 ml.
Light, bright gold. Lively, spice-accented aromas of pear, quince and white flowers, with subtle vanilla and white pepper notes in the background. Sappy and broad but light on its feet, projecting dense, incisive orchard fruit flavors and an exotic hint of papaya. The peppery quality comes back on the nervy, tightly focused, impressively persistent finish. I like the blend of richness and energy here.
The 2010 Viognier Mt. Harlan, from estate-grown fruit, takes things to another level. Mint, white flowers, pears and peaches are some of the notes that emerge from this transparent, weightless wine. There is plenty of richness but no heaviness whatsoever in the glass. A beautifully chiseled finish rounds things out nicely. The Viognier Mt. Harlan was whole-cluster pressed and aged in French oak barrels with no rackings until it was prepared for bottling. This is a fabulous showing from Calera. Anticipated maturity: 2012–2018.
Food Pairings for Calera Viognier Mount Harlan
Dietary Information: Organic
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