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J Vineyards Viognier Hoot Owl Vineyard Alexander Valley

Wine Details

Varietal

Viognier

Style

White

Wine Description

The 2010 J Vineyards Viognier features a very subtle gardenia and orange blossom fragrance on the nose. This seductive, layered wine exhibits creamy peach, honey and vanilla flavor on the palate. Viognier is the perfect “bridge” wine for salads featuring multiple greens. The key is to not drench the greens with heavy dressings. Fresh, crisp, and clean are the watchwords for food pairings with Viognier. Our Executive Chef Mark E. Caldwell suggests pairing this wine with spinach and arugula salad drizzled with a light sherry vinaigrette dressing. Add several small slices of summer melon and thinly shaved prosciutto for maximum flavor experience.

Winemaker's Notes

Grapes were hand-harvested and gently pressed in J’s Coquard press. Our Coquard French press has been designed to minimize the extraction of harsh seed and skin flavors.

Expert Reviews
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2009 Vintage) Subtle and elegant, with a silky texture accented by pear, custard, apricot, mineral and floral notes. Impressive for its restraint and details, showing enough acidity to keep everything fresh. Drink now. 500 cases made. –MW