Interest in Viognier growing across Pacific Northwest

By on January 10, 2016

Mercer Estates 2014 Culloden Vineyard Viognier, Horse Heaven Hills, $16

Mercer Estates-2014-Culloden Vineyard Viognier BottleThis 70-acre estate site near the community of Alderdale, Wash., was established in 2009 and these 4 acres of Viognier serve as the only block of white grapes grown at Culloden Vineyard. A 23-day fermentation in Italian clay amphorae and the hottest vintage on record makes for aromas of Mandarin orange, caramel corn, cardamom, white pepper, yellow rose and Horse Heaven Hills wind-blown dust. The drink delivers clean flavors of honeydew melon, cantaloupe and banana, which are supported by delicious citrusy acidity.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 338 cases

Alcohol: 13.6%

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One Comment

  1. Jennifer Grau

    January 14, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    You should try Plumb Cellars Viognier. All estate fruit, no residual. Crisp and delicious!

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