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Two Viogniers You Should Buy Now

By Jessica Yadegaran
Wednesday, April 25th, 2007 at 2:23 pm in Uncategorized.

My wine group met over the weekend in Point Richmond. This month’s theme: Viognier, any vintage. We always have apps and chat before tasting the wines blind, writing our impressions and then writing the wines. Finally, we discuss.

I thought it noteworthy to mention that everyone’s top 2 wines were under $12 and purchased from Wine Thieves in Lafayette. The wine I brought was voted No. 1, the McManis Viognier 2006, which I paid $8.99 for. Its aromas are peachy with apricots and the flavor screams melon and pear. Gorgeous. Everyone was hooked. Buy this now and drink it sooner.

Number two was Jenny’s, the Bridlewood Viognier 2006. A great expression of this white grape. The wine was all honeysuckle and orange blossom with some toasty Honey Nut Cheerios rockin’ the glass. With a touch of Chardonnay and Roussanne, it’s a steal at $11.99.

The bottom three bottles were from Jewel, Clautiere and a French producer that escapes me right now, but the price tag was $39.99.

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