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Van Westen Vineyards Viogniertext

Van Westen Vineyards Viognier 2022

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis viognier offers a restrained expression of the variety, featuring delicate orange blossom and jasmine. The palate reveals tangerine, slightly underripe white peach, and apricot, accompanied by a touch of tropical fruit, including lychee and pineapple. Noteworthy is its elevated crisp acidity, quite high for viognier, offering a tight structure and avoiding the overripeness often associated with this grape. The finish leaves a subtle bitterness which may benefit from further development and integration.Tasted: 15 January 2024Tasted by: Prices:
BC$27.50750mlwinery online/direct, select private retailers
Producer: Van Westen VineyardsDistributors: Winery Direct
Grape: ViognierCSPC: 681809UPC: 626990055747