Viognier gains strength with Northwest wine lovers

By on December 20, 2015

Jones of Washington 2014 Estate Viognier, Wahluke Slope, $15

Jones of Washington-2014-ViognierBest Buy! The consumer-minded Jones farming family in Washington’s Columbia Basin reached into Unit 7 of their plantings on the warm Wahluke Slope for this delicious fruit-forward Viognier that’s a touch off-dry. It’s partially barrel-fermented, which makes for crisp aromas of honeysuckle, peach, lime and lemon. The drink opens with a juicy bite of tree-ripened Red Haven peach that’s backed up with Asian pear, Gala apple and a steady stream of lemon juice. A dusting of minerality adds to the refreshing finish.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 868 cases

Alcohol: 13.6%

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About Andy Perdue

Andy Perdue is the editor and publisher of Great Northwest Wine. He is a third-generation journalist who has worked at newspapers since the mid-1980s and has been writing about wine since 1998. He co-founded Wine Press Northwest magazine with Eric Degerman and served as its editor-in-chief for 15 years. He is a frequent judge at international wine competitions. He is the author of "The Northwest Wine Guide: A Buyer's Handbook" (Sasquatch, 2003) and has contributed to four other books. He writes about wine for The Seattle Times. You can find him on Twitter and .

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