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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  • Goats Do Roam Goat-Roti 2010


    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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  • Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc Viognier 2014


    Wonderful nose of pear, lemon, citrus, melon and honeysuckle. This has been a favorite for hot sunny days on the deck for several years now. Juicy, tart finish blends with the right amount acidity and with a touch of small bubbles gives an uplifting aftertaste. Drink now - Paul 89 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951

  • Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc Viognier 2014


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    Wine review by Stubs66

  • Our first really warm day here this year.  Had some friends over for bbq ... Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc - Viognier                                                                                                                                  2012 Casa Castillo "Las Graves" JumillaThe CBV was uplifting, a great mood changer - the Jumilla was les... Read More

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  • I'm enjoying a rose' from Waters Winery (Walla Walla Washington) that ... that is a blend of Syrah and Viognier 55/45 and cofermented.  It is orange/tangerine in color and has hints of peach, melon and straw on the nose with similar palate and really nice acidity on the finis Read More

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  • This has been a pretty big year for me in starting to make more and more cocktails as part of my drinking diet. Mostly Bourbon drinks and Margarita's so far, this latest Bourbon Peach recipe is about my favorite thing to drink right now.3 oz. Bourbon, 1/2 oz. lemon juice, 1/2 oz. peach schnapps, 1/2 oz. peach puree.It's also very easy to just ad... Read More

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  • Duncan, was wondering if you ever go to smaller events, like this one? Have ... of wines from super value Viognier to fine La Clape red.Entry: £10.00 a head – but there will be 10% off all bottle prices for wines in the tasting, for all orders placed on the evening. You can buy your tickets by clicking here or please let us know at 01962 71235... Read More

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  • Nice location, VV!  On the side away from the road, too.  Lots of ... of 2014 Jemrose Egret Pond Viognier from LastBottle.  I've paid $25 a bottle for any wine of theirs I like if I buy a case, no shipping because I pick it up when visiting DCV, and I usually mix in a little of the Viognier even at that price, as it's one of the few Cal viogni... Read More

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