Les Vins de Vienne (Cuilleron Gaillard Villard)

La Chambée Condrieu Viognier

9.063 ratings
8.816 pro ratings
Condrieu, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
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
Ivonne Nill

Blowsy, it lacks the charm and elegance of top notch Condrieu. Perhaps a product of a warm vintage, the 14%ABV is only offset by a canned peach profile.

Production details: 9 months on lees in French oak casks.

Blowsy, it lacks the charm and elegance of top notch Condrieu. Perhaps a product of a warm vintage, the 14%ABV is only offset by a canned peach profile.

Production details: 9 months on lees in French oak casks.

Nov 10th, 2018
Isaac Pirolo

Les Vins de Vienne’s Condrieu La Chambée is sourced from southeast facing terraced vines overlooking the Rhône. Distinctive aromatics of Camomile tea, orange blossom, quince, and wet stone, with a honeyed character that persists.

Les Vins de Vienne’s Condrieu La Chambée is sourced from southeast facing terraced vines overlooking the Rhône. Distinctive aromatics of Camomile tea, orange blossom, quince, and wet stone, with a honeyed character that persists.

Jan 12th, 2018
Andrew Lohse

Peach, wet rocks, apple. Minerality. Very aromatic.

Peach, wet rocks, apple. Minerality. Very aromatic.

Oct 20th, 2017
Ned Gray Creed

If you gonna drink Viognier, it’s Peay or Condrieu. Not a difficult calculation.

If you gonna drink Viognier, it’s Peay or Condrieu. Not a difficult calculation.

1 person found it helpfulMar 14th, 2019
Ray Vanderhoff

Excellent Southern Rhône White. Lots of apricot, peach, white flowers and nutty tones. Almost a meaty texture. Good balance and structure.

Excellent Southern Rhône White. Lots of apricot, peach, white flowers and nutty tones. Almost a meaty texture. Good balance and structure.

1 person found it helpfulDec 25th, 2018
Nate Wilson

Bright, perfect acidity, lusciously round and even through a long finish. Paired great with shrimp.

Bright, perfect acidity, lusciously round and even through a long finish. Paired great with shrimp.

1 person found it helpfulJul 27th, 2017
Morgan Harris

Head Sommelier Aureole New York

9.2

Ultra-rich, but does the savory-and-fruity-dance better than any wine except for GG Riesling. A cornucopia of explosive, round-ripe fruit combined with nutty, herbal, and meaty secondaries. Oak comes to play as well. Do I want it often or even sometimes? No, but in the right situation this is exactly the sort of wine you want on the table and it's undeniably super complex. Weak-ish acid is bolstered by bitterness and a broad, creamy texture.

Ultra-rich, but does the savory-and-fruity-dance better than any wine except for GG Riesling. A cornucopia of explosive, round-ripe fruit combined with nutty, herbal, and meaty secondaries. Oak comes to play as well. Do I want it often or even sometimes? No, but in the right situation this is exactly the sort of wine you want on the table and it's undeniably super complex. Weak-ish acid is bolstered by bitterness and a broad, creamy texture.

Mar 2nd, 2016
Mark Freund

Showing nicely in day 2 with pronounced minerality, honey and lanolin. Apricots, good acidity, balanced. Lovely Viognier.

Showing nicely in day 2 with pronounced minerality, honey and lanolin. Apricots, good acidity, balanced. Lovely Viognier.

May 23rd, 2015
Josh Luhn

Luhn Wine Consulting Owner, Luhn Family Wines

9.1

Good length, stone fruits, beeswax, exotic floral notes. Good, not great. Blinded with 6 other wines, the group seemed to love it.

Good length, stone fruits, beeswax, exotic floral notes. Good, not great. Blinded with 6 other wines, the group seemed to love it.

Feb 3rd, 2015
Seth Liebman

Wine Director/Sommelier

9.1

Real quiet power. Very nice.

Real quiet power. Very nice.

Aug 16th, 2014