About This Wine
Exotic. Mesmerizing. Those words do not adequately describe the Viognier drinking experience.
If you've ever had a wine called Condrieu, then you've had Viognier. If you can't recall if you've had Condriu, then you haven't had it. Whether it's French Condrieu or California Viognier, once you've tried it, you never forget it.
Viognier is one of the finest - perhaps the finest - of all French white varieties. It's extremely rare; fewer than 300 acres of vineyard land within France's borders are devoted to it. California has three times as many acres of Viognier vines, and it's embraced by a small but passionate group of winemakers.
At Willow Springs, the vintner knows how to bring out all of the honeysuckle aroma and lanolinish texture for which Viognier is known. If only we had the right words to describe it...
Rare grape of France's Rhone valley. Produces a floral, full-bodied spicy wine. Yields vary widely and it's hard to grow in other places.
- Grape Composition:80% Viognier, 15% Chardonnay & 5% Other Whites
- Grape Source:80% Lodi Area & 20% California Growing Regions
- Aromas & Flavors:Honeysuckle, Lemongrass, Apricot and Pear
- When to Drink:Now Through 2010
- Food Pairing SuggestionThai or Chinese fare, or mild fish dishes.