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Praxis Viognier Russian River Valley 2011

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Lovely on the nose with focus to the exotic floral aromas and hints of creamy peach, grapefruit and ginger. A nice upright style of Viognier, this doesn’t spread across the palate but instead stays nicely bound to the rigid spine of supporting acidity. The texture is a touch creamy and the flavors recall the nose with a creamy style, though the peach, lime and apple flavors are fresh and bright. The finish fades away to a mineral tone before coming back with more creamy, tropical fruit tones. Very cherimoya fruit with a lovely spicy herbal overlay. Not a huge wine but nicely complete. 90pts

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Winery: Praxis Cellars  
Color: White
Varietal: Viognier
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Praxis Cellars:
Arbios Cellars/Praxis Cellars is a small Sonoma County family wine business. Bill Arbios makes the wine; his wife, Susan handles much of the rest. Bill enjoyed a successful career with many prominent wineries over the last 35 years, but he felt somewhat restricted working for large wineries and yearned for his own roots. With the creation of Arbios Cellars in 1993 and Praxis Cellars in 2000,... Read more
Arbios Cellars/Praxis Cellars is a small Sonoma County family wine business. Bill Arbios makes the wine; his wife, Susan handles much of the rest. Bill enjoyed a successful career with many prominent wineries over the last 35 years, but he felt somewhat restricted working for large wineries and yearned for his own roots. With the creation of Arbios Cellars in 1993 and Praxis Cellars in 2000, his dream of expressing his vision and creating something lasting was realized. Arbios Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is their flagship wine and the five Praxis wines are priced for more “every day” drinking. Read less
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Editorial Reviews for Praxis Viognier Russian River Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,712
4.00 5
03/22/2012

Lovely on the nose with focus to the exotic floral aromas and hints of creamy peach, grapefruit and ginger. A nice upright style of Viognier, this doesn’t spread across the palate but instead stays nicely bound to the rigid spine of supporting acidity. The texture is a touch creamy and the flavors recall the nose with a creamy style, though the peach, lime and apple flavors are fresh and bright. The finish fades away to a mineral tone before coming back with more creamy, tropical fruit tones. Very cherimoya fruit with a lovely spicy herbal overlay. Not a huge wine but nicely complete. 90pts


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Snooth User: Kyle Graynor
4557977,445
3.50 5
03/23/2012

Very good floral aromas. Smooth with a bit of acidity.


Snooth User: Kristin Watts
8549492,200
3.00 5
03/26/2012

Intense honeysuckle, sweet golden apple and supple minerality lead into an acidic palate and medium-long finish.


Snooth User: Amanda Schuster
8703411,975
3.50 5
03/26/2012

I like this because it's not too big. The flavors are softened, but still well structured. Good acidity with lemon mingling with the peachy fruit, lilac aromas, pleasing bitter bite in the finish.

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Snooth User: Kate Statton
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4.50 5
03/26/2012

Honey, floral. Very pretty nose.


Snooth User: Sara Weinbrom
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3.00 5
03/28/2012

Very floral with apple notes and slight acid. Approachable!



Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 13.7% pH: 3.56

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