Saturday, February 11, 2012

2010 Cline Cellars Viognier North Coast

A sample received awhile ago, when would the perfect time be to taste. Yes the wine was opened for a Wednesday night weekly forum called Winechat. I can count on one hand how many times viognier has been in my glass. Let's just chalk it up to "need to learn more about the grape." Informative to see the many regions the grape is grown, the different characteristics of the wine and the number of people who enjoy the juice.

Once in the glass the ripe peach and pineapple fill your nose. Next apricot, orange and lemon zest with hints of fresh cut flowers are all very pleasing. Crisp and fresh aromas.

Wonderful combination of flavors. The peach and pineapple are very soft followed by orange/apricot. A nice splash of minerality on the finish rounds the wine out nicely. Excellent wine to serve as a starter for dinner parties or friendly gatherings. Enjoyable refreshing juice.

If you find your supply of wine is running low click the link Cline Cellars to order or learn about the many varietals they produce. I think you will like what they have to offer.


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