Seven Hills Winery Viognier Columbia Valley 2008
Editorial Reviews for Seven Hills Winery Viognier Columbia Valley
This is barrel fermented in new French oak and it shows. While the nose is very ripe, with dried peach and apricot tones, it’s also very smoky and creamy with a vaguely orangecicle tone. On the palate it’s not particularly fruit with a subtle, integrated oak overlaying the dried apricot fruit. It’s soft in the mouth but finishes with strong floral, honied, and burnt orange rind tones that drop off rather abruptly. This is a well-made wine but it does not excite me. 84pts
immediate funk on the nose, a little caramelized, honey, pear and some burnt spices, definite spice on the palate makes for more complexity and nice acidic balance with the melon and citrus fruits that approach in taste.