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Briar Rose Winery Estate Viognier 2009

Member Review by Tyler Worth:

91 points. The nose on this wine had me impressed from the beginning. Its vibrancy and fresh, assertive fruit made it incredibly inviting. I pick up on tons of sweet fruit and blooming flowers. I can best define the aroma of this wine as pretty, charming and refined, but with a sense of sweetness deep within that makes it extremely attractive. There are tones of ripe peach, tropical fruit, nectar dripped floral aromas and the very faintest edge of bluestone. The palate caried over the same sensational journey introduced on the palate. It opens with a very delicate sweetness, which seems to emanate from the ripe, juicy tropical and stone fruit core of this wine. It really is like a perfectly ripe piece fruit, with excellently balanced acidity, body and smoothness. It’s rich and complex and I detect notes of white peach, ripe mango, white flowers and delicate honey. There is also a very soft almost cotton-like floral component, and a touch of faint lemon curd. This is a really impressive wine and I think that it’s balance, complexity, and refinement make it a wine worth buying. Source: What's Worth Drinking: Post #26: Temecula Tuesday #4: Viognier of the Valley ( http://whatsworthdrinking.com/2010/06/08/post-26-temecula-tuesday-4-viognier-of-the-valley/ )

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Briar Rose Winery:
Briar Rose Winery is located in Temecula, California and has the proud distinction of being the Temecula Valley's premier boutique winery. We strive to produce handcrafted, small lot, premium, artisan wines made from the most intensely flavored grapes from our lush vineyards. Many years ago before real estate developers discovered Temecula, the valley was dotted with small, family owned farms... Read more
Briar Rose Winery is located in Temecula, California and has the proud distinction of being the Temecula Valley's premier boutique winery. We strive to produce handcrafted, small lot, premium, artisan wines made from the most intensely flavored grapes from our lush vineyards. Many years ago before real estate developers discovered Temecula, the valley was dotted with small, family owned farms, orchards, and vineyards. Our winery is the fruition of owner's Les and Dorian Linkogle's lifelong dream and marks a return to those idyllic times as Temecula's first, reservation only (click here to make) winery. In a sense the Linkogle's have come full circle and want to celebrate the return to a small, family-owned business. We welcome you to enjoy our wines, wander the gardens and savor the enchantment. You will walk away not with just a the best wine tasting experience, but a memory. Annually, we produce about 2,400 cases, some of which have received "cult wine" status by wine connoisseurs. Specializing in red varietals, the estate-grown offerings include an intense award winning Estate Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, and a super Tuscan blend. Other offerings include a lively, fruity Sangiovese and Merlot. Our white varietals include a Viognier, and a Fume Blanc. Our newest release is a sweet and effervescent wine lager called "Talking Frog". Whether its your first or your next Temecula wine tasting trip, we invite you to come visit our Temecula winery (located in Southern California) and "Taste the Enchantment" of our premium, award winning wines. Read less

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Snooth User: Tyler Worth
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3.50 5
01/13/2011

91 points. The nose on this wine had me impressed from the beginning. Its vibrancy and fresh, assertive fruit made it incredibly inviting. I pick up on tons of sweet fruit and blooming flowers. I can best define the aroma of this wine as pretty, charming and refined, but with a sense of sweetness deep within that makes it extremely attractive. There are tones of ripe peach, tropical fruit, nectar dripped floral aromas and the very faintest edge of bluestone. The palate caried over the same sensational journey introduced on the palate. It opens with a very delicate sweetness, which seems to emanate from the ripe, juicy tropical and stone fruit core of this wine. It really is like a perfectly ripe piece fruit, with excellently balanced acidity, body and smoothness. It’s rich and complex and I detect notes of white peach, ripe mango, white flowers and delicate honey. There is also a very soft almost cotton-like floral component, and a touch of faint lemon curd. This is a really impressive wine and I think that it’s balance, complexity, and refinement make it a wine worth buying. Source: What's Worth Drinking: Post #26: Temecula Tuesday #4: Viognier of the Valley ( http://whatsworthdrinking.com/2010/06/08/post-26-temecula-tuesday-4-viognier-of-the-valley/ )




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