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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  • Parmelee-Hill Darcy 2014

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    Very floral nosehoneysuckle, orange blossompresumably, from the viognier. Stone fruit, green apple on the tongue. Somewhat viscous mouthfeel. Some vanilla and, now, some melon. Oak treatment? Thankfully, acid suppresses the fruitiness. Almost a refreshing wine. Just a tad too "rich." Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Las Moras Late Harvest Viognier San Juan Argentina 2006

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    best wine i ever tasted!!!! Read More

    Wine review by lauraicobo


  • Pelletiere Estate Willow Creek District Viognier 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by Mr Dolce


  • Cline Viognier North Coast 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by doublefantasy


  • Columbia Valley, Columbia Gorge, and Walla Walla Valley: a triumvirate of ... ... Syrah is co-fermented with Viognier. The lifted nose shows red fruit as well as white flower aromas. Blueberry and gentle wisps of appealing tar lead the dense and layered palate. Cherry, spice, Savory herb and hints of blackberry are present as well. The finish ... Read More

    From the article Washington & Oregon Wines Tread the Line


  • Okay, back to the topic:  The SIWBM is going badly.  What can you do ... white besides the Jemrose Viognier I bought from LB.  I pulled the trigger on four, which was probably less than I should have.&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Okay, I was pages behind here and missed the rundown on the Carlisle.  ... ... usually better off with viognier, I've also stumbled upon one or two half way decent chards."  Answer is Burntshirt, a terrible name, but a nice wine. I'm going out on a limb here and guessing that too many people decide to get into the wine business because they h... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Goats Do Roam Goat-Roti 2010

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    An ice, dry red with hints of oak and cherry, tobacco and tannin Read More

    Wine review by Dayle64


  • Had the good fortune to attend a Masters of Wine, Syrah Panel Tasting on ... ... ... at 15.5% Abv, but the 5% Viognier really distracted, adding a ton of creaminess. At least the alcohol was not as perceptible as the label would indicate, plenty of sweet oak as well. 2014 Two Hands - Open knit, and simple. The Rotie showed on point with the tw... Read More

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  • Fox, what winery was that NC Gruner from?  For NC whites you're ... ... ... usually better off with viognier, I've also stumbled upon one or two half way decent chards.RBA, also, you said you enjoyed that Limerick Lane, any further elaboratio Read More

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