Vio Giobatta

Azienda Agricola Claudio Vio

Riviera Ligure di Ponente DOC Vermentino

Portovino. Torey thought it tasted flat and one dimensional. I thought it smelled like the ocean and tasted salty and clean — 12 days ago

Domaine Champet

La Viallière Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2015

Lovely Côte Rôtie, charming in its rustic appeal, soul, and local feel. Equally distributed nose of brambly fruit, smokey meat, flowers, leather and pepper spice. Lots of mulberry and blackberry compote, fresh leather, violet, woodsmoke, fermented charcuterie, pastille, rich spices like allspice and cloves, roasted peppercorn and herbs. Very mineral, steely almost, matches to this wine’s more acid driven and edgy style. I sense WC but its very integrated, smart use of stems here. Textural persistence with its young ‘15 tannin, granular, chewy/sinewy presence. I’m enjoying its youthful tightness and slight reduction quite a bit now, there’s verve and freshness. 95 SY 5 VIO 100 WC — 2 years ago

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Favia

Suize Amador Viognier 2015

To me this showed a more restrained style of VIO, nuanced nose and palate in terms of luscious fruit and perfume, showed more cut, more phenolic character, very mineral. The unctuousness came across in the mouthfeel, viscous and oily but never flabby. Very deft oak here. Not an obvious VIO which adds intrigue and interest. I’m a fan! — 3 years ago

Bio Vio

Riviera Ligure di Ponente Vermentino

Outstanding and only $25. This wine will transport you to the Mediterranean. Taste the salt air. So fresh. Enjoyed with an entree of branzino from the amazing food service Munchery. — 4 years ago

Kongsgaard

Vio Rous Napa Valley Viognier Roussanne Blend 2016

16- Perfect time to drink. Thank you @Bill Bender — 3 months ago

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Jody Scharf

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Strong. I wish I had friends like @Bill Bender mine are all cowboys. Miller lite is strong to them.
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@Jody Scharf @Bill Bender - Bill has a price. He needs a few friends. Just give him a hug and toss him a beer. Seriously it was so good to see Bill Sunday. 

Vio Giobatta

Ma René Riviera Ligure di Ponente Pigato

Had by the glass first time at Zuni Cafe in SF. Love it and was quite a surprise to me. Love the grape. — 3 years ago

Tenimenti Andreucci

Giobatta Chianti Colli Senesi Sangiovese Blend

Really great flavor that was not to overpowering. It paired well with dinner and held up on its own. — 4 years ago

King Family Vineyards

Monticello Red Bordeaux Blend 2017

This is ACTUALLY the Mountain Plains White Blend. First vintage for this 3 Portion blend of Petit Manseng/Vio/Chard. 18 mons on barrel - while the tastes is hugely obtuse right now, the mouthfeel is wonderful. I have 1 more bottle and think another 2 years in bottle will make it sing. Nice effort Matthieu. — a year ago

François Dumas

Condrieu Viognier 2015

Dan R
9.1

Natural type vio. Quite cloudy. Very aromatic - peach, apricot. Heady stuff. Super generous on the palate, very complex with the fruit tones balanced by a savory lanolin character and big time acacia notes. Like a liquid orchard at harvest time. Starts to oxidize relatively quickly and then the almond flavors kick in, adding interest. Really cool stuff, if a little warm and heavy. One glass is enough, but a quite enjoyable glass it was. — 3 years ago

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Cardinal Point

Cab F + Vio Red Blend 2013

93% Cab Franc and 7% Viognier. Never thought my two favorite varietals would blend together so perfectly! — 3 years ago

Ron from VA

Ron from VA

So JJ, if you paired this with a meal, what insights can share as to its potential with food?
JJ Collins

JJ Collins

I paired it with a spicy seafood pasta from Carrabba's. It was excellent!