2022 Caroline Viognier

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2022 Caroline Viognier

Awards: Awards: Gold Medal, Winemaker’s Challenge 2023

$36.00Regular /  $30.60 Member  - 750ml

This wine offers pronounced floral aromatics, of honeysuckle and jasmine, along with tropical notes of lychee, guava, passionfruit, and pineapple. Ripe white peaches, grape skins, grapefruit, and lemon peel add further complexity, with a hint of white pepper adding a subtle spice. On the palate, the wine is dry with medium acidity and medium body. The finish is long-lasting, dominated by ripe peaches, lychee, and pineapple.

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Aromatics: complex and pronounced, incredibility floral (honeysuckle and jasmine), tropical notes of lychee, guava, passionfruit and pineapple, ripe white peaches, grape skins, grapefruit and lemon peel with a hint of white pepper

Palate: dry, medium acidity, medium bodied with a pleasing richness on the palate that softens acidity, palate amplifying aromatics of stone fruit/apricot kernel, guava, passionfruit and pineapple with the inclusion of pear and apple

Finish: lasting dominated by ripe peaches, lychee and pineapple

“The Rhône’s most seductive white grape”
https://www.cellartours.com/blog/france/viognier-the-rhones-most-seductive-white-grape

Food Pairings: creamy curries like kormas, chicken salads with apricot/peach, dishes with coconut, ginger, and saffron, rich shellfish dishes (seared scallops, grilled lobster), roast pork/chicken, tagines with apricot, and filet mignon with citrus hollandaise sauce (a rare white wine/red meat pairing!)

Cheese Pairings: soft and creamy cheeses like triple cream, Brie, and semi-soft cheeses like Emmenthal, Gruyère and Comté

Cases Produced: 101
Composition: Viognier
AL: 13.8%
AVA: South Coast, San Diego County, Estate