Wednesday, June 17, 2009
When I was in Washington last Easter I picked up this bottle of McManis Family Vineyards Viognier at a Trader Joe's. This is a California wine, and I think it cost $10 there in the U.S., but yesterday I saw it at Viti Wine and Lager for just under $30! Oh my stars and sticker shock!
It is a lovely Viognier, though. Maybe not $30 lovely, but I've paid more for worse wine. The nose is classic new world Viognier -- floral and mountain stream aromas, with notes of honey and tangerine. On the palate, it's clean and concentrated plum and pear, with generous mineral character. Delish!