First winery on day three traveling from Sonoma to Napa Valley was Pride Mountain Vineyards with Paul. Second wine is Michelle Obama's favorite white wine, the Viognier. This bottling is made up of 100% Viognier and aged in 100% neutral French oak. Only 1,092 cases produced.
Light pale yellow with a slight greenish hue. Very aromatic and bright with tons of white floral elements, stone fruits, white peaches and a touch sweet. Crisp acidity (5.5/10) with a light plus body. Nice amount of minerality carrying throughout on the palate with some apricots, pears, chalk and sweet white grapes. Medium plus to long finish. Very easy going and easy to drink. Drink till 2022.
$$ - Tasted at the winery. Retail price is $45.00. — 2 months ago
Nice Viognier from Southern Oregon winery near Roseburg, Oregon. Small production of this florally and vibrant wine. Morphs a bit in the glass with a rich mouthfeel. Hints of honey, lemon zest, vanilla, and flowers. Some guava and tropical notes as well. Received a 90 rating from Wine Enthusiast. About $20-22/bottle. Drink now. — 10 days ago
With so many young wines, it’s all about the fruit or acidity. Not with this vintage. This is the complete package. A great compliment to the grilled brazino at Shaker + Spear in Seattle. — 5 days ago
This is a tiny family winery near cold climate Orange in NSW which was a welcome discovery when I was judging at the 2017 Toowoomba Wine Show. They make award winning Shiraz Viognier and straight Viognier in minute quantities. It would be safe to say this would be the first bottle of this wine ever consumed in Copenhagen as I brought it over here. This is a full bodied flavoursome and voluptuous White with attractive Apricot flavours and some bitterness to finish off. Very Good. — 12 days ago
One of the great new Condrieu. Right there with Coteaux de Chery and not quite Coteaux de Vernon which is another level. Easily top 3. Stunning perfume or flowers, some not too ripe tropical fruit wonderful lavender and sage. There is a firm mineral core behind the perfume but it is a special nose. Palate has wonderful purity, density and freshness with good minerality and wonderful juicy intense structure. Wow. Wonderful purity and freshness and showing stunning complexity already. Brilliant. I’m sure with air my score will increase. — 13 days ago
Pale yellow, excellent clarity. Not much in nose initially. Pineapple, lemon, peach and floral flavors. Dry, crisp, complex. Slight skin astringency, mineral, lactic and apricot flavors in finish. Great varietal character; still loving this. Given acidity, better paired with food. — 9 days ago
Pale white, excellent clarity. Floral, some lemon in nose. Meyer lemon / lemon Pez flavor with length, with some floral in finish. Rounded mouthfeel, dry. Slight skin astringency in aftertaste; later, lactic character develops. Solid rendition of variety. Paired well with season premiere of Better Call Saul — 13 days ago