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Van Westen Vineyards Viogniertext

Van Westen Vineyards Viognier 2017

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe Van Westen viognier vines are closing in on 15 years at both the Orlando and Granite Ridge Vineyards along the Naramata Bench. The winery barrel ferments the fruit in six to ten-year-old neutral French oak barrels for five months. The result is a fuller, lush, style with plenty of peach and apricot fruit with a touch of lime. Near the end some mineral, floral honeysuckle notes linger. Despite the ripe fruit the style is tightening up offering more restraint. Try this with lamb tagine with apricots.Tasted: 12 September 2018Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$25.00750mlwinery direct and private wine shops
Producer: Van Westen VineyardsDistributors: Winery Direct
Grape: ViognierCSPC: 613471UPC: 626990055747