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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  • I have been trying to track down a syrah/shiraz for my husband. It is Balthazar (Balthasar). I am hoping to order several bottles online. This particular wine was under $15- per bottle. He found it online maybe one - two months ago, but I can't find it anywhere (good research librarian that I am...) If anyone has a source for this wine or can re... Read More

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  • Brooklyn Oenology Viognier United States Long Island-Long Island Viognier 2007


    Started with a floral nose which led to a soapy mouthfeel. The finish was fairly metallic - not my favorite wine from BKLYN Oenology Read More

    Wine review by 1Philip James 1 Philip James

  • Horton Vineyards Viognier Orange County 2006


    No written review

    Wine review by DCwinefiend

  • Altas Cumbres Viognier 2007


    peach & apricot, nice & smooth with a crisp finish. excellent value for the money. Read More

    Wine review by Degrandcru

  • Terra Blanca Viognier 2005


    Nice enough nose, with apricot, peach and citrus notes. Same on the palete. The wine's alcohol level was a bit high for a white, at least for me at 13.5%. Or perhaps it was just me noticing the alcohol. I still liked the wine, but couldn't rate it higher. Read More

    Wine review by JoshuaChrist

  • Hello all. I am a young 26 year old banker that is really starting to get into wine.I have been drinking for a few years, but with recent membership to a great social club in my hometown of Greenville, SC the amount and knowledge of drinking great wine is going to a new level.I am fortunate for my membership to this club with a great educator, a... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Rather New to Snooth

  • Blenheim Vineyards Viognier 2005


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    Wine review by kjh209

  • J.C.Cellars Inc Ripken Late Harvest Viognier 2005


    I LOVE THIS WINE! Beautiful wonderful wine. First tasted at a little wine store in Napa, which was a surprise. The sweetness of the wine was not too overwhelming, the blend was just right and it goes down smoothly in small sips. Color was a clear golden hue- very pretty. Not heavy on the tongue or nose at all. Bought 4 on the spot (Nov08) and o... Read More

    Wine review by missafk

  • Becker Vineyards Viognier Texas Hill Country 2007


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    Wine review by erinotoole

  • Mas des Bressades White Rhone Blend Vin de Pays du Gard Roussanne Viognier 2007


    A wonderful slightly dry wine that hits every part of the mouth. I could drink it for hours during a warm afternoon. Read More

    Wine review by WesTheYeTi

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