*Disclaimer: I received this as a sample from Lange Twins Winery
I love Viognier. LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT! I’m always so excited to get Viognier in the mail, something a little bit different than the standard Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio that people tend to send me. I recently reviewed and liked the Lange Twins Petite Verdot/Petite Sirah blend, so I was happy to get a bottle of the limited edition 2008 Lange Twins Viognier in the mail a couple weeks ago. The wine had a screw cap closure (which I actually didn’t realize until I tried to use my foil removed on the foil and started cutting into the screw cap…), clocked in at 14.9% alcohol by volume, and retails for $16. (But it’s really limited, so you should go buy some. Now. It’s really good. Go. Now.)
On the nose I found peach, pear, flowers, nectarines, white pepper, tinned pears, honeysuckle, and lemon. This had a FABULOUS nose! I kept smelling and smelling and smelling and Matt kept draining his glass. In the mouth I got lime, honey, peach, pear, lemon, spiced pears, tropical fruit, and spice. The wine had a great round mouthfeel, but was still really refreshing. I could easily see how Matt’s glass had a hole in it!