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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  • Wild Horse Viognier 2006


    2006 Wild Horse Viognier is a nice little wine. Clean and greenish-yellow in tint it delivered notes of honeysuckle and apricot with a touch of nectarine. Good acidity, not thin at all (some rest in a neutral oak perhaps?) with a flinty, mineral finish that I found very agreeable with both the meal Moroccan) and a bit of a palate cleanser. Nice... Read More

    Wine review by tmpape

  • Viognier 'Y' Series Yalumba 2006


    An OK Viognier, with nice acidity and tropical fruit. I don't know how much oak was used, but i was turned off by the heavy vanilla and oak notes, but otehr more novice drinkers liked it more. Little terrior coming through on this industrial Viognier for me though. Read More

    Wine review by hershey

  • Cline Cellars Viognier Sonoma County 2007


    Spicy, very fruity and floral. Nice - entered via my iphone Read More

    Wine review by 1Philip James 1 Philip James

  • Becker Vineyards Viognier Texas Hill Country 2006


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    Wine review by kstalbaum

  • Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc Viognier 2007


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    Wine review by paulc

  • In order to fully appreciate your wine experience, it's extremely important to understand the characteristics of grapes and how they create a wine's overall personality.  After all, a red grape does not just make a red wine.  One can certainly see this effect when tasting a Cabernet Sauvignon next to a Pinot Noir.  We say a wine is varietally co... Read More

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  • We Washingtonians have been hearing that our wines have been gaining more respect from the community. But, I'm curious what other Snooth members think. How do Washington wines compare?Seattle Metropolitan magazine just released its list of the Pacific Northwest's top 100 wines and two of my pe... Read More

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  • Domaine de l'Hortus Vin de Pays du Val Montferrand Grande Cuvée 2006


    A mix of Chardonnay (80%), Viognier (15%) and Roussanne (5%). Crisp but rounded, full of flavour and great length. Alcohol 13.5%. Read More

    Wine review by winescribbler

  • Domaine de Montfaucon Viognier Vin de Pays d'Oc 2007


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    Wine review by Vinotas

  • Zaca Mesa Viognier Estate Grown & Bottled 2006


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    Wine review by marckrejci

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