However You Pronounce it….

It still tastes good! And as I learned recently, lots of people have trouble pronouncing Viognier. Hint: it’s not pronounced Vee-og-on-er.  Second hint: the “g” is silent.  🙂  This version is the 2006 Twisted Oak Viognier. It cost me $21.99 in a WineQ shipment, clocked in at 14% alcohol by volume, and had a real cork closure.

On the nose I smelled orange creamsicle, oak, toast, vanilla, cream, pineapple, and ginger.  The ginger struck me the most, it smelled as if someone had ground fresh ginger right into my wine.  In the mouth I got flavors of apple, pear, spiced peach, pineapple, and lemon cream. Sorta like the filling in a lemon danish from a family bakery…not the stuff in Hostess pies.

Overall, the wine showed as spicy and crisp.  It’s amazing to me what a difference it makes to have an oaked Viognier versus and unoaked one.  I love both types, but it’s certainly a completely different wine when it’s oaked. I think the oaked version would do really well with my Thanksgiving dinner.

*I seem to have misplaced the pictures I took of this bottle….