McKinley Springs Winery 2011 Viognier, Horse Heaven Hills, $16

By on September 15, 2014

mckinley-springs-winery-viognier-nv-bottleRob Andrews works with more than 200 blocks in his 2,000-acre vineyard for a variety of customers, but for his own winery, he has winemaker Doug Rowell focuses on two white varieties. His work with Viognier is done all in stainless steel with surlie aging, That accounts for lovely tropical aromas with rose petal, crushed hazelnut and orange Creamsicle notes. The palate brings an entry of lemon/lime with notes of minerality, orange peel and a deliciously long finish of dried apricot. Food pairing ideas include barbecued shrimp or a green salad with prosciutto, blue cheese and drizzled with a honey-based olive oil.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 550 cases

Alcohol: 13.9%

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