Fess Parker Viognier, Santa Barbara, California.

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Fess Parker Viognier, Santa Barbara, California.

Grapes

80% Viognier (VEE-ohn-yay), 13% Marsanne, 5% Grenache Blanc, 2% Roussanne

 

Facts

Fess Parker Viognier, Santa Barbara, California.


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 Fess Parker Viognier, Santa Barbara, California.

Taste

Viognier wines – when made in California – have a tendency to lack the minerally quality the wines from the Rhone seem to possess. The alcohol levels can also get a little off-balance. Fortunately, Fess Parker have got it right with this one!

Even at 14.5% alcohol, the wine remains balanced. The tell-tail peach and apricot is upfront, but isn’t obnoxious. White flowers, a little lime, lychee, delicate minerality, with a touch of nutmeg and cinnamon. Way more complex than I was expecting. The best Viognier I’ve tasted for some time.

 

Pairing

I would deem this to be some very food friendly juice…just make sure to apply a careful hand with the spice if you’re pairing it with Thai/Asian food. Veal, chicken with candied lemon peel, white fish, cream/butter sauces, peach/apricot sauce reductions, and lobster should all work well.

 

Price

$24

Available in Jacksonville from Riverside Liquors and/or Royal Palm. Call first to order/confirm stock.

Fess Parker Viognier, Santa Barbara, California.

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  • http://www.websitetemplates.org/ Stacy Summers

    good post! thanks