Click on any name below for more info including weblinks, email addresses, and info on retailers who carry many of these products.
Please note: We review wine, beer, and spirits. We don’t sell it. Prices may vary significantly due to shipping fees and state taxes, and some items may be hard to find.
94 • Alexandria Nicole 2012 Crawford Vineyard, Viognier, Columbia Valley $20. Best Buy.
Golden silver. Attractive aromas of tropical fruit custard tart with a satiny, fruity medium-to-full body and a juicy pear, peach and sweet cream driven finish. A delicious and voluptuous viognier. (tasted on May-20-2013)
90 • Pollak Vineyards 2012 Estate Grown, Viognier, Monticello $22.
Toasty key lime tart quince, and peach jam aromas with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a well balanced melon, lemon gelato and apple accented finish. Very tasty and stylish in an Old World vein. (tasted on May-20-2013)
89 • Ledson 2012 Grove Vineyard, Viognier, Sonoma Coast $30.
Silvery straw color. Aromas of honeyed peach, pear tart, and melon with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy lime sorbet and cream accented finish. Well balanced and flavorful. Pair with sautéed fish. (tasted on May-20-2013)
89 • Castoro Cellars 2010 Reserve, Estate Grown, Viognier, Paso Robles $19.
Golden color. Toasty nutty aromas of peach pie crust and praline with a silky dryish medium-to-full body and a delicate oak spice, apple, and lemon curd accented finish. A tasty oak accented viognier for sipping. (tasted on May-20-2013)
86 • Coyote Canyon Winery 2012 Coyote Canyon Vineyard, Viognier, Horse Heaven Hills $22.
Aromas of sour cream frosting and yeasty peach cobbler with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy starfruit, orange zest, and grassy earth accented finish. A nice, earthy table wine. (tasted on May-20-2013)
85 • PDX 2012 Viognier, Pennsylvania $20.99.|Find-a-Wine|
Straw color. A big whiff of sulfur on the nose blows off eventually with grilled lime and poached pear revealed underneath. Sleek and dryish on the palate with a a pleasant creaminess and a grassy earth laden finish. A nice table wine for grilled poultry and fish. Let it aerate for a few minutes though. (tasted on May-20-2013)