Saturday, November 29, 2008

Cline 2007 California Viognier

A few days ago I had the 2006 vintage. This is very similar.

Clear, extremely pale straw color.

Smell of grapefruit, maybe peach, clean, maybe a bit of wet flint.

Rich mouthfeel, grapefruit flavor, both in terms of fruit and of acid. Unlike last year's vintage, not a bit petillant.

Tart citrus-like acid makes this a nice foil for Thanksgiving leftovers.

The next day unchanged.

I think it's a tossup whether the 2006 is better or whether this is. They're both quite nice, but let me try a few more Viogniers I have bottles of before I declare which ones I'd buy more of.

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