If you'd asked me a year ago to identify my favorite white wine I'd have unhesitatingly said "well-aged Riesling." While my esteem for that wine hasn't lessened, the recent ubiquitous nature of Viognier reminds me of how much I like that grape.
I told myself to drink this lightly-chilled rather than at the temperature of my refrigerator. This was a good choice.
Water-clear, pale straw color.
Grapefruit smell, peaches.
Rich honeyed mouth-feel, apricot, grapefruit, peach fruit flavors. It was petillant on opening, but that was short-lived. Ripe sweet fruit balanced with a bit of cleansing bitterness, call it citrus rind.
The next day it's unchanged as far as I can tell.
Seems a bit atypical, the grapefruit smell reminds me of Sauvignon Blanc a little bit more than it does of Viognier. (But not the offensive cat-pee smell that Sauv Blanc sometimes exhibits.)
I would buy again for $11.29 but I've got an $11.99 2007, so no hurry on repeating this.
19 hours ago