Domaine Saint-Anthelme Viognier 2011
Vin de Pays du Gard (Southern Rhone, France)
Pale yellow in color, this 100% Viognier has strong aromas of lychee, apricots and peach. Aged on its lees for 6 months to soften and broaden the palate feel. The finish is round with a hint of minerality. Country wines from the Gard (Vin de Pays du Gard) are known for their lively fruity characters. They are bottled only a year after cultivation and can be enjoyed very young.
Gabriele Rausse Viognier Reserve 2010
Buttery, creamy gold in color. Exotic aromas of honey, apricot and pear. Medium weight, bright fruit forward and very soft. The finish is long, showing off a hint of oak, vanilla and pear. Gabriele Rausse is the groundskeeper at Monticello and the man to seek for vineyard consulting in Virginia.
Vogelzang Birdsong Viognier 2010
Santa Ynez Valley, California
This Viognier offers all the beautiful exotic notes of the varietal without being overpowering. Tropical notes of lychee fruit and jasmine jump from the glass and then yield to more subtle accents of dried apricots and river stones. The Bird Song Viognier is from a block that was planted in 1998. It is a blend of Viognier that has been fermented in the neutral oak but also in steel.