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93 • Potomac Point Winery 2009 Richland Reserve, Viognier, Virginia $22.
Golden yellow color. Complex aromas of exotic tropical fruits like dragon and cashew fruit with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a creamy coconut custard, slate, and spicy apple-peach tart accented finish. A tasty sipper or pair with grilled Latin langoustines. (tasted on Jan-06-2011)
89 • Barboursville 2009 Reserve, Viognier, Virginia $22.
Pale golden color. Peach yogurt and coconut aromas milk have a lightly herbal accent with a soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a long smooth, tangy lime spritz nectarine and mineral finish. Nice balance, style and sense of place. (tasted on Jan-06-2011)
88 • Villa Toscano 2009 Viognier, Shenandoah Valley $24.
Lightly smoky and minerally tropical baked citrus and grilled nectarine aromas with a spry, fruity medium body and a honey, praline, peach, and mandarin orange finish. A very tasty and lively sipper or food wine that is sure to please. (tasted on Jan-06-2011)
84 • Capay Valley Vineyards 2009 Viognier, Capay Valley $12.99.
Golden straw color. Rich apricot jam and lemon chiffon aromas with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a dainty, baked green apple, nut, and spice accented finish. (tasted on Jan-06-2011)
84 • Grande River Vineyards 2009 Viognier, Grand Valley $16.99.|Find-a-Wine|
Pale golden straw color. Shy baked kiwi and peach and delicate spice aromas with a brisk, dryish light body and a somewhat dilute nectarine compote finish. (tasted on Jan-06-2011)