About This Wine
Greg Kitchens developed a passion for pairing wine and food early in his career.
Kitchens in the winemaker for Don Sebastiani & Sons, the maker of the Viognier bottling known as The White Knight. He crafted the wine from grapes grown in the Clarksburg area of California’s Sacramento Delta region — a region that in recent years has become well known for top-quality Viognier.
So what would Kitchens eat with the 2011 vintage of The White Knight? “It’s nice with salty and sharp cheeses,” he says. “It goes well with aged Gorgonzola, Italian Asiago or aged white cheddar. It’s also great with diced Fuji apple with a light sprinkle of cinnamon, or even sashimi or Nigiri sushi.” Talk about versatile.
Kitchens adds that while he enjoys Chardonnay, varieties such as Viognier can provide a nice change of pace. And we would add that California Viognier doesn’t get much better than The White Knight.
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:100% Viognier
- Grape Source:Clarksburg Growing Area of California’s Sacramento Delta
- Aromas & Flavors:Orange Blossom, Honeycomb, Apricot, Melon, Lemon Custard, Key Lime Zest and Caramel
- When to Drink:Now Through 2014
- Food Pairing Suggestionaged Gongonzola, aged white cheddar, or Nigiri sushi.