Viognier gaining foothold in Pacific Northwest

By on January 14, 2018

Icon by Waterbrook 2016 Viognier, Columbia Valley, $24

icon waterbrook viognier 2016 bottle - Viognier gaining foothold in Pacific NorthwestWaterbrook dedicates this tier for its Walla Walla Valley tasting-room only, and the brief history for John Freeman’s Viognier includes fruit from Canyon Ranch Vineyard in the Yakima Valley and a barrel program of six months in neutral oak. Classic aromas of orange Creamsicle come with light toast and caramelized banana joined by lime peel and lemongrass. There’s nice roundness to the palate with flavors of Bosc pear, starfruit and yellow grapefruit pith. Enjoyable acidity and a touch of minerality make it a candidate for shellfish, curries and soft cheeses.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 150 cases

Alcohol: 15.5%

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