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88 • Three Coins 2009 Betsy's Vineyard, Viognier, Sonoma County $24.
Golden yellow color. Aromas of poached peach and kiwi with a tangy dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a toasty, warming pepper and oak accented finish. A nice lively viognier. (tasted on Jun-13-2011)
85 • Handley 2009 Handley Vineyard, Viognier, Dry Creek Valley $20.
Golden yellow color. Lovely aromas of dried apricots and fig cake with a silky dryish medium-to-full body and a baked apple, golden raisin, edible flower and mineral finish. Tasty and table friendly. (tasted on Jun-13-2011)
83 • Capay Valley Vineyards 2010 Viognier, Capay Valley $12.99.
Golden color. Rich baked apricot, lemongrass, and toasty meringue aromas with a supple dryish medium-to-full body and a tart citrus, grass and baked yellow apple finish. Drinks like a sauvignon blanc. (tasted on Jun-13-2011)
83 • Pend d'Oreille 2009 Viognier, Washington $18.|Find-a-Wine|
Golden yellow color. Aromas of apple sauce, apricot cookie, juniper and alcohol with a soft, dry medium body and a somewhat dilute and hot apple and lemon bobbing water finish. (tasted on Jun-13-2011)