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91 • Robert Hall Winery 2011 Viognier, Paso Robles $20.
Pale golden color. Aromas and flavors of ripe peach, Meyer lemon, and melon with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a long, mouthwatering vanilla, tropical citrus, spice and mineral kissed finish. A very nice arc of flavors and texture. (tasted on Jan-08-2013)
91 • Barboursville 2011 Reserve, Viognier, Virginia $22.
Golden color. Aromas and flavors of ripe apricot and lemon custard with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, mouthwatering finish. A delicious and appetizing viognier for sipping or the table. (tasted on Jan-08-2013)
90 • Anaba 2010 Landa Vineyard, Viognier, Sonoma Valley $32.
Pure, vibrant French fruit custard tart aroma and flavor with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a long, tangy Meyer lemon, clementine and apple finish. A tasty oak accented, carefree sipper or pair with crab legs. (tasted on Jan-08-2013)
89 • Pollak Vineyards 2011 Estate, Viognier, Monticello $20.
Pale golden straw color. Aromas of yellow apple, wax, and pistachio with a soft fruity medium body and a tangy apple and peach puree finish. Tasty; will be good with Mexican cuisine. (tasted on Jan-08-2013)
89 • JZ Selections 2011 Lot #2, Viognier, Lodi $12. Best Buy.
Golden yellow color. Lively aromas of peach and lemon pies with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a lime, spiced apple and melon driven finish. A delicious sipper or pair with Asian poultry dishes. (tasted on Jan-08-2013)
87 • Unionville Vineyards 2011 Amwell Ridge Vineyard, Viognier, New Jersey $23.95.
Golden color. Bold raw honeycomb, nougat, and peach custard pie aromas with a dryish medium-to-full body and baked lemon, starfruit and nut nuanced finish. A drier oak accented viognier that will be best with seafood in cream sauces. (tasted on Jan-08-2013)
87 • Whitewater Hill Vineyards 2011 Viognier, Grand Valley $14. Best Buy.
Silvery gold color. Aromas of baked banana, coconut creme brulee, and peach yogurt with a dryish medium body and a crisp, citrus and yellow plum skin finish. A refreshing seafood wine or aperitif. (tasted on Jan-03-2013)
85 • Montpellier 2011 Viognier, California $9.99.
Lovely tropical fruit aromas and flavors of guava, lemon custard and passionfruit are sauvignon blanc-like with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, melon, apple and pepper nuanced finish. Not very varietally correct, but fun. (tasted on Jan-08-2013)
84 • Three Coins 2011 Betsy's Vineyard, Viognier, Knights Valley $26.|Find-a-Wine|
Pale golden color. Aromas of coconut custard, apple pie, and mild honeycomb with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a heavy, oak-driven, baked apple, pineapple and pecan finish. Rather chardonnay-like. (tasted on Jan-08-2013)