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Dr M.
Dr M.
2005 - Smoking Loon Viognier
smooth with no after bite or after taste on the palate , with hints of nada
Jul 29, 2009
1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star 1 star
A fine white, smooth with no after bite or after taste on the palate, with hints of nada--- no peaches no fruit,  it's fine with exotic  spicy Thai or Japanese  fusion cuisine or your favorite sushi and sashimi, linguine with clams in a white sauce or Cajun Style,  Four-Cheese Fettucine Alfredo with shrimp.  Goes well with a steak for those who are not slaves to the red or white wine convention. An excellent choice  to compliment a Philly Cheese Steak Hoagie served up  in those little towns in the Thousand Islands region of  Eastern Ontario (Canada) which make their own cheeses.  A delightful companion  to a  toasted pastrami & provolone & tomato fast food submarine/hero shoppe sandwich when  adorned with black olives and banana peppers.
Vanessa W.
Vanessa W.
2006 - Pepperwood Grove Viognier
No Character
May 28, 2008
1 star
I have to disagree with previous comments.  This wine to me just fell flat on its face.  Maybe I had a bad bottle, but the fruit was so thin that it was almost like flavored water.  The wine itself was som weak that any acidity or crispness it had was gone in seconds.  Pass.
Gerhard B.
Gerhard B.
2006 - Pepperwood Grove Viognier
Simple viognier, OK introduction to grape
May 27, 2008
1 star 1 star
Typical notes of stone fruit (esp. apricot) and honey on the nose. Initial impresson on the palate is fruit-driven but it falls off quickly and ends rather short. Sharp alcoholic finish, almost like rubbing alcohol. Not a wine to recommend per se but it offers tantalizing hints of what a good viognier can taste like.
Yuichi  S.
Yuichi S.
2005 - Alban Vineyards Viognier
May 20, 2008
1 star
I loved their other vintages, but this one was off balanced.  This was about $25 and I've had better viogniers from CA.  Too much fruit and not enough acidity, and did not go with the seafood dish I had.

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