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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  • Twisted Oak Viognier Calaveras County 2005


    The 2007 Calaveras County Viognier is also a good choice from this twisted winery for those who enjoy a light refreshing white.I love a good citrusy Viognier (I usually find them too sweet) and this fits the bill. You will also get a hit of other fine fruits without it being a fruit bomb. I do not like super fruity or sweet whites. This one was ... Read More

    Wine review by Eve Sieminski

  • Twisted Oak Murgatroyd Calaveras County 2004


    I might have never run into this fabulous wine on my own but thanks to ... ... their 2007 Calaveras County Viognier and 2005 Murgatroyd. Murgatroyd? I had never heard of let alone had one. When it came in the mail I decided to wait and share it with Roberta and Mike Murphy over some wonderful Italian cuisine.No one in out group had heard of M... Read More

    Wine review by Eve Sieminski

  • In my best impression of our friend Miles; I hope you all have a wonderful bird ... bird ... awesome Virginia Viognier as well as some tasty reds from Mercury- 1999. Then, if our bellies are up for it (meaning of course, NEXT) is a bottle of the Borgogno Barolo from '97 that I got on the cheap about a year ago.Then, who knows. Just know that... Read More

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  • Estampa White Blend Viognier/Chardonnay 2007


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    Wine review by dperry6968

  • Old Bridge Cellars d'Arenberg Hermit Crabmars Vio05 White 2005


    Lemony gold in colour with a big, blousy, flowery nose of camomile, asparagus, ... than just another New World viognier. It does a decent impression of a good Rhône white, although it's just a tad slick and mathematically balanced to trump one of those wilful, nervy oddities.Would work with a creamy white sauce on fish, or, as we're having ton... Read More

    Wine review by Robert Dallas Gray

  • Hey gang,I'm new to the forums, not so new to Snooth. Just wanted to say hi and to thank everyone who has written posts that I've read while forum-lurking. About me: I'm not new to wine but I haven't got all the vocabulary down and sometimes I taste things that I don't know how to identify - is that berry I taste a currant? a raspberry? I'm work... Read More

    Forum post in the topic New girl posting in the forums

  • Goats Do Roam Wine Company White Rhone Blend Goats Do Roam White 2006


    No written review

    Wine review by daveferrick

  • Arrogant Frog Ribet White 2005


    simple but tart, more citrusy than floral. paired well with spicy asian (red chili tuna roll, lemon grass pasta salad with peanut sauce) Read More

    Wine review by archie7683

  • Porter Creek Viognier Russian River Valley Timbervine Ranch 2006


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    Wine review by JulsC

  • Helen's Hill Shiraz 2006


    Floral with a bit of spice. Not my thing in Shiraz. Not a big fan of the viognier blended in even if it is just 2%. Read More

    Wine review by HondaJohn

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