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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  • Pine Ridge Chenin/Viognier California Red 2008

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    Wine review by Benjamin Tuttle


  • Smoking Loon Viognier California 2005

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    Black rubber and wet gym socks on the nose. Sharp on the mid-pallette and mid/short finish. Read More

    Wine review by marckrejci


  • Bonny Doon Vineyard Viognier California Doux 2004

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    Bonny Doon's Viognier Doux is syrupy sweet. Pear, apricots, and tropical fruits on the nose. Pear flavor dominates. There are also flavors of apricot and pinneaple and just a hint of honey. This wine is a little unbalanced as it is so sweet. Does not compare well to a decent ice wine, but at its price point it is a good dessert wine that wi... Read More

    Wine review by Alexr79


  • Nine Vines Viognier 2007

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    Smoky fruit on the nose, tastes of leather, fig and has a slight sourness at the end. Read More

    Wine review by dkmrd5


  • Shoofly White Blend Buzz Cut 2007

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    Nice flavor but I wasn't fond of the aftertaste, it was a bit bitter. A nice wine overall though. Read More

    Wine review by missel21


  • Rh Phillips Exp Viognier 2003

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    Lots of fruit, some spice, one of my more liked grapes Read More

    Wine review by Jermzzy


  • Boekenhoutskloof Wolftrap 2008

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    2008 The Wolftrap Syrah Mourvedre Viognier Franschock, South Africa (14.5%) Nose: smell a slight must developing into a strong coffee flavor upon opening up, Taste: Ahh, now thats a Syrah! Lamarr, mild pepperiness, light to medium tannins, medium finishLamarr: A-, very low A- (nice Syrah, pleasure to drink, started out of the gate fast, yet be... Read More

    Wine review by lamarr


  • Corey Creek Taste White 2007

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    Green acidic start - full of crisp green apples throughout. Nice and refreshing, with limes dominating. Pure, mineral and very balanced. Read More

    Wine review by 1Philip James 1 Philip James


  • Villagio Viognier 2007

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    Wine review by bigstbreakfast


  • Lavender Ridge Vineyard Viognier Sierra Foothills 2007

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    Wine review by pasadenawino


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