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Another celestial offering from Ironstone, and the best damned Viognier I've tasted

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Brand NameChristine Andrew
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Wine NameViognier
Vintage (Year)2005
AVALodi
CountryUnited States
Wine ClassWhite
Wine TypeViognier
Wine GroupsLadykillers
Gorgeous Blancs
Alcohol %14%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 - $20
Site Rating9 (on a scale of 1-10)
  

While at an industry wine tasting last year ran by Southern Wine and Spirits (thanks to Greg Cohen on the invite), I came across a Viognier offering by Ironstone, the makers of the much ballyhooed Symphony that I love so much.

Upon tasting it, I was overcome with the most pleasant emotions that a wine could bring a person. Filled with a taste comprised of white peaches, honeysuckle, lychee, and even a hint of mango, this smooth operator slides down your tongue and tickles the back of your throat.

This year, while making an attempt to order a case, my wine store initially came up empty, finding out that Ironstone dropped their Viognier, and some chick, Christine Andrew, took it into their calender. Well, they did get me a case, and I ultimately found out that Christine Andrew is a sublabel of Ironstone.

This is a wine worth getting one case of, and it's also a ladykiller as well. I just can't wait to start exploring the rest of their catalog.

 

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