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Porter Creek Viognier Russian River Valley Timbervine Ranch 2006

Member Review by soychicka:

It's rare that I'm absolutely stunned by a white wine. I've found most viogniers to be lacking depth, a little bit too heavy on the citrus, and perhaps too acidic. The 2007 Porter Creek Viogner has complexity, isn't grapefruity, and isn't acidic... but is still light and has a beautifully clean finish. It would pair beautifully with simply prepared chicken or the lighter game birds, or with a non-fishy fish: I'd love to try it paired with mahi/snapper and a mango salsa. Or I'd be happy to have a glass (or two) on its own. And as far as I could tell from the barrel tasting I attended last weekend... the 2008 Viognier promises to follow the same path.

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Porter Creek Winery:
Owned and operated by father and son, Porter Creek is a winery and vineyard estate situated just aqacernt to Porter Creek (one of lne major trbutaries to tlne Russian River on Westside Road) in the most prestigious part ofthe Russian River Valley appellalion. With a strong commitment to the growing conditions in tne Russian River Valey, Porter Creek focuses on organic, hIside~grown, vineyard de... Read more
Owned and operated by father and son, Porter Creek is a winery and vineyard estate situated just aqacernt to Porter Creek (one of lne major trbutaries to tlne Russian River on Westside Road) in the most prestigious part ofthe Russian River Valley appellalion. With a strong commitment to the growing conditions in tne Russian River Valey, Porter Creek focuses on organic, hIside~grown, vineyard designated wines of grape varietals from line Burgundy and Rhone. Porter Creek’s wines are a unique, intriguing expression of line true Russian River Valley terroir. They are hignly nuanced wines of power and finesse with a purity and depth of character that is unmatched. Read less

Member Reviews for Porter Creek Viognier Russian River Valley Timbervine Ranch

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Snooth User: soychicka
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5.00 5
03/17/2009

It's rare that I'm absolutely stunned by a white wine. I've found most viogniers to be lacking depth, a little bit too heavy on the citrus, and perhaps too acidic. The 2007 Porter Creek Viogner has complexity, isn't grapefruity, and isn't acidic... but is still light and has a beautifully clean finish. It would pair beautifully with simply prepared chicken or the lighter game birds, or with a non-fishy fish: I'd love to try it paired with mahi/snapper and a mango salsa. Or I'd be happy to have a glass (or two) on its own. And as far as I could tell from the barrel tasting I attended last weekend... the 2008 Viognier promises to follow the same path.


Snooth User: BigToys
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0.00 5
06/16/2008

I first had the Porter Creek Viognier at Thanksgiving and thought it was nice. 6 months later, I had it with a grilled chicken breast and mixed green salad with a champagne vinaigrette. The wine was outstanding. There was something about the crisp clean fruitiness of the viognier that married the olive oil from the dressing perfectly. The crisp fruit is big and powerful. It remained full in the mouth and finished clean.


Snooth User: JulsC
9991129
3.50 5
11/22/2008

Three and a half glasses




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