by Sandra Crittenden

by Sandra Crittenden

Friday, February 11, 2011

2008 Darioush Signature Viognier

       I was making a poblano pepper Mexican cheese sauce tossed with elbow maccaroni and jumbo lump crabmeat. I put it in the oven to bake and I went to check out our available wines. I was looking for a Chardonnay but we had none in stock so I opted for this approximately $37 bottle of Napa Valley Viognier instead.
     The 2008 Darioush Signature Viognier was a clear medium lemon color in the glass. It had intense aromas of honeysuckle, fresh peach and orange zest. It was dry with flavors of ripe honeydew melon and tangerine. It was well-balanced with a medium+ body, medium acidity, 14% abv and a long, slightly honeyed finish.

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