16 April 2014

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Viognier

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By Mattinson of The Wine Front 1 month ago.
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Major trophy winner at the Victorian Wine Show. Wild ferment, whole bunch, 2.5% viognier, 20% new French oak.

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By Warren of Virginia Wine Time 1 hour ago.
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…were interested in newer releases since our last visit, and that included the 2012 Viognier, 2012 Pinot Gris, 2013 Rose, and the 2010 Merlot. All were quite good. The 2012 Viognier presented aromas of honeysuckle and peach with tropical fruit flavors and a hint of white pepper. The 2012 Pinot Gris should be a summer favorite with its peach notes and rounded mouth feel. Rose is our wine of choice for summer, and the 2013 Rose will be poured with a favorite warm weather …

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…Wild Hills Estate Red) - a Rhone blend of Syrah co-fermented with Viognier- and some library wine ( 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon).

A wonderful time was had by all at the party. Indeed, our entire visit at Michel-Schlumberger was an experience to be remembered for a long, long time.

Thanks again, Jim, Judd and the owners of Michel-Schlumberger for your hospitality - and a special thanks to our tasting room hostess, Samantha, too!

Cheers!

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Spain. 13.3% alc. Roussanne 50%, viognier 30%, petit manseng 20%. Utterly unique. Medium gold color; a striking bouquet of roasted fennel, damp straw and lilac, with undertones of limestone, orange blossom, peach and pear; very stylish, sleek and elegant, with macerated and spiced citrus flavors, though clean and fresh and appealing; bracing acidity and a burgeoning limestone quality provide backbone, but this is mainly designed for ease and drinkability. Drink through the end of …

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By Warren of Virginia Wine Time 9 days ago.
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…White Table wine, a blend of tank aged Chardonnay ( 53%) and Viognier ( 47%). Peach notes and tropical fruit flavors gave way to a fuller mouth feel than expected. Quite elegant, too—this one should prove to be versatile either as a sipper in its own right or on the dinner table. My favorite was the more complex Painted White 2012. This blend of Viognier ( 44%), Rousanne ( 30%), and Marsanne ( 26%) was aged for 10 months in French, American and Hungarian oak barrels. …

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By SLAKED! of SLAKED! 3 months ago.
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Deep yellow. Full and viscous ripe floral notes. On the palate lingering matchstick (barrel fermented) honeysuckle, pineapple, and mellow apricot. Delightful viognier. Great packaging too.

Also tasted 2011 Touriga Nacional Reserve. Deep rose color with subdued chalky aromas. On the palate: Stoney with tart raspberry, ripe citrus, dried herbal and lightly lavender notes. Super balance and lingering chalky finish. Paired perfectly with homemade pizzas!

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…time to get moving. Grapes like Grenache (mentioned earlier) and Viognier (below) are furthest along but even the late-budding Roussanne and Mourvedre are past the point where they could withstand a serious freeze.

As for frosts, so far we've dodged successfully. The last few nights were chilly (down into the mid-30's) but despite the cold air mass aloft, the nights stayed just cloudy enough to keep temperatures above freezing. We're expecting one more cold -- but …

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Roussanne 52 percent, marsanne 32 percent, viognier 11 percent, grenache blanc 5 percent. 416 cases. Excellent. About $ 28.

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Champagne Franck Pascal Tolérance Rosé Brut ( nonvintage), Champagne, France. Pinot meunier 58 percent, pinot noir 39 percent, chardonnay 3 percent. Excellent. About $ 55 to $ 65.

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…"Mediterranean" grape varietals ( Syrah/ Shiraz, Viognier, Roussanne, Marsanne, Grenache, Mourvedre, Carignan, Petite Sirah as well as some others) over internationally popular Bordeaux and Burgundy varietals ( Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir).

Ido, did you have much experience with Rhone/Med varietals in your studies overseas?

"Yes, I had grown Carignan, Syrah Mourvedre, Grenache, Roussanne, …

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…finish than I'd like. This is riper ( 14.5% alcohol) and higher in viognier ( 55%) than we've been making our Cotes Blanc wines recently, and I like the direction in which we've taken them. Cork.

2004 Bergeron: A wine that we made several years from roussanne planted in our cooler blocks and picked earlier, in homage to the roussannes of the Savoie. Very fresh on the nose, spicy, peppery and light in color. The mouth showed to me a great coolness, with peppered grapefruit …

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