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Thursday, May 03, 2012

2010 Peachy Canyon Viognier "Concrete Blanc"

As the title of the wine depicts, the 2010 Peachy Canyon Viognier "Concrete Blanc" is actually aged in concrete tanks. The wine has a beautiful golden straw color and is composed of 100% Viognier.

On the nose the wine shows generous aromas of white peach, orange blossom, acacia, vanilla, banana, and papaya. It's all that floral and tropical aroma that you would expect from the varietal.

On the palate the wine touches down with gorgeous flavors of orange marmalade, white peach, dried apricot, edible flowers, and honeysuckle. The wine holds just a slight bitterness too, like the tactile sensation of bitting into an orange peel. The texture is round and oily, but the finish has enough acidity to clean it up nicely. This is really great wine and a really fun one for Viognier buffs...... The perfect example of the variety (aromatic, textured, pungent). I've only ever tasted wines from Condrieu that showcase Viognier's like this.  94 points

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1 comment:

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