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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Van Westen Vineyards Viognier
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16½/20

Van Westen Vineyards Viognier 2019

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada2019 blows in on a fresh wave of apricot and jasmine. The plate is equally impressive, with a bright attack of nectarine and Meyer lemon that refreshes every sip. Full-flavoured but with some of that mid-Okanagan acidity that entices with freshness. I called it extravagance with restraint last time out, and it's consistent with this offering. The juice is fermented in large neutral barrels to add textural complexity without any woody notes. It is fun to sip solo, but we enjoyed it with spicy tacos.Tasted: 14 December 2020Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 25.00 winery online/direct, select private retailers Producer: Van Westen VineyardsDistributors: Winery Direct
Grape: ViognierCSPC: 613471UPC: 626990055747