Chris Daniel Winery 2016 Viognier, Columbia Valley, $18

By on February 14, 2019

Viognier is one of the most difficult wines to craft in Washington, thanks in no small part to the variety’s difficulty to grow and timing of harvest. When done well, such as this example from a boutique father-and-son winery in Quincy, it can be glorious, with aromas of orange blossoms, vanilla cream and hints of Mandarin orange zest. This has zippy acidity in the finish. This won a gold medal in the 2018 Wenatchee wine competition.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 89 cases

Alcohol: 14.6%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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