Galil Mountain Winery

Viognier

8.717 ratings
8.76 pro ratings
Upper Galilee, Galilee, Israel
Viognier
Turkey, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Pork, Nuts & Seeds, Hard Cheese, Soft Cheese, Shellfish, Quinoa, Mushrooms, Chili & Hot Spicy, Fish, Herbs, Asian Cuisine, Veal, Potato, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Christine Havens

A lighter, leaner style of Viognier than I might have expected from Galil Mountain Winery. Truth, be told, this is my first Israeli Viognier, so I had no idea what to expect. Exceedingly pretty aromatics of pear skin, toasted almond, and a top note akin to my mother's favorite perfume, something like honeysuckle. On the palate, it's not as full-bodied as Viognier can be, especially not domestic examples. Rather, it presents a fresh face of lime zest and green apples interlace bright acidity that persist all the way through to a mouthwatering finish. I was surprised to note its 14.5% ABV is well concealed and better yet, it's very reasonably priced. Sample

A lighter, leaner style of Viognier than I might have expected from Galil Mountain Winery. Truth, be told, this is my first Israeli Viognier, so I had no idea what to expect. Exceedingly pretty aromatics of pear skin, toasted almond, and a top note akin to my mother's favorite perfume, something like honeysuckle. On the palate, it's not as full-bodied as Viognier can be, especially not domestic examples. Rather, it presents a fresh face of lime zest and green apples interlace bright acidity that persist all the way through to a mouthwatering finish. I was surprised to note its 14.5% ABV is well concealed and better yet, it's very reasonably priced. Sample

Mar 18th, 2016
Ari Erle

Green mint, oily, but hot finish

Green mint, oily, but hot finish

Jul 2nd, 2015
Brock Janoff

Aromatic

Aromatic

Apr 8th, 2016
Marti Zuccarello

Much more ripe apricot, honey on palate than expected. Tastes like a warm weather white but quite delicious, fuller body, reminds me of wines I've had from Dalmatia.

Much more ripe apricot, honey on palate than expected. Tastes like a warm weather white but quite delicious, fuller body, reminds me of wines I've had from Dalmatia.

Mar 4th, 2016
Marc Pavan

There was something I couldn't identify. Read another review and realized it was mint. Mint in a wine; always learning. @momma_leslie likes it. #galilee

There was something I couldn't identify. Read another review and realized it was mint. Mint in a wine; always learning. @momma_leslie likes it. #galilee

Jul 10th, 2015
Michael Malecki

Paired nicely with Indnesian dinner!

Paired nicely with Indnesian dinner!

May 12th, 2013
Andrea Federici

Andrea had this 4 years ago

Andrea had this 4 years ago

Apr 20th, 2017
Eric Crane

Sommelier & Educator Empire Wine Distributors

8.9

Eric had this 4 years ago

Eric had this 4 years ago

Jan 15th, 2017
Mandi Speidel

City Territory Chicago, Maverick Wine Company

9.0

Mandi had this 5 years ago

Mandi had this 5 years ago

Mar 20th, 2016
Florian Schnabel

Florian had this 7 years ago

Florian had this 7 years ago

Jun 1st, 2014