Viognier

 

Name of varietal: Viognier
 
Common synonyms: Picotin Blanc, Bergeron, Barbin, Greffou, Rebolot, Vionnier, Petiti Vionnier, Viogne, Galopine, Vugava Bijela, 
 
Parentage of the grape: unknown
 
History of the grape: Viognier is thought to be an indigenous grape of Croatia that was brought to the Rhone in France by the Romans. A fun story that may or not be true is that it was intended for Burgundy, to Beaujolais, and was packaged with Syrah vines that were intercepted by the Medieval French equivalent of the Jesse James gang around Condrieu in Rhone and there it stayed. It likely got its name from the Roman outpost Vienne. It was once widely planted in France, but because it is tricky to grow, once Phylloxera struck, it was only replanted in a few places. Condrieu is the only Rhone appellation that is 100% Viognier. In other areas, besides rare varietal releases, small amounts of it are used as a blending component to red Syrah for body. It eventually made its Read more »

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  • Yalumba Y Series Shiraz Viognier 2013

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    Good red blend, consistent with former years. Blueberry, hint of spice. Would be close to a petit syrah if it had a bit more pepper. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Sonoma Wine Country Weekend is an event filled with terrific wine and food from ... ... Sangiovese, Muscats, Viognier, Dolcetto, Alicante Bouschet, Petite Sirah, and more. Taken as a piece the ACORN wines are remarkably balanced, acid rich, food friendly offerings that age well. This vintage of Medley fits that bill to a tee. The nose resemble... Read More

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  • Treana Blanc 2014

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    Tea leaf and mineral salinity on the nose with floral notes of white blossom and peach with a touch of soft cream. This is playful and robust in the mouth with full bodied texture and notes of peach, lemon, and creamy toast notes and hints of hazelnut and vanilla oak. The complexity and elegance makes this an excellent white Rhone style selection. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Yo, OT, I can speak for the CFO and Bing and Debbie, we loved Walter ... ... Tercero White Hawk Vineyard Viognier pre-dinner/apps and finished with an excellent 2012 Scherrer RRV Pinot Noir. Both of which I wish I had cases o Read More

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  • Le Campuget Syrah Viognier

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    No written review

    Wine review by cm1234


  • Tenet Syrah Columbia Valley the Pundit 2014

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    Had this at lunch at Marcello's Chophouse the other day. The Winemaker's notes ... Grenache, 4% Mourvedre, 2% Viognier' Didn't mention the loads of black and green peppercorn though and spic Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Actually the least Viognier tasting Viognier I've had might be Larry Schaefer's (Tercero's) Outlier. Noticed Woodland Hills Wine Co had a few at $19.99 last week if you're curious, that's the one I'd recommend. Read More

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  • I recall Jaffurs Syrah being very drinkable on or near release.Based on my ... ... am inclined to agree.  Viognier is, possibly, Peggy's least favorite wine.  She gets overwhelmed by the floweriness in most varietal bottlings.  If there is just a little mixed in with, say, Marsanne and Roussanne, she's usually OK with it.That being said, I won... Read More

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  • I recall Jaffurs Syrah being very drinkable on or near release.Also have good ... bottle, worth checking out. Viognier for Peggy might also be something, but probably winery direc Read More

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  • Tablas Creek Patelin de Tablas Blanc 2015

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    A bit floral but light on the nose overall. Light pear and some pineapple on the palate with puckery acidity and a long slighlty bitter finish. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


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