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2011 Desert Wind Viognier

Desert Wind 2011 Viognier

Winery: Desert Wind

Vintage: 2011

Wine Name/Vineyard:

Wine Category: Viognier

Grape blend: 100% Viognier

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Wahluke Slope

State or country: WA

Price: $15

Cases produced: 500

KWG Score: 89 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: September 4, 2012

Wine Review: This almost clear colored Viognier opens with an inviting mild apricot bouquet with a hint of tangerine. On the palate, this wine is light bodied, nicely balanced and easy to drink. The flavor profile is a spicy apricot with hints of minerality, white pepper and tangerine. The finish is dry and very refreshing, This wine would pair well with General Gau chicken. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: The 2011 growing season was very cool, resulting in low yields. Our Viognier was picked at 25° brix, at which point it had reached optimum maturity. On the nose, aromas of peach, honeysuckle, and vanilla are at the foreground, with a touch of lemon zest in the background. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks enhances the floral qualities of the wine. This wine pairs especially well with Thai cuisine.

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