Helwig 2014 Viognier

Central Valley region
Double Gold Medal — SF Chronicle Wine Competition
Sloughhouse AVA, Central Valley
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The Viognier (vee-on-yay) is a remarkable Rhône varietal that has suddenly gained much favor in California. Originating from the Sloughhouse AVA in the far northeast section of the huge Lodi AVA of the Central Valley, the resultant wine is an elegant example of the delicate Viognier. Peach, pineapple and white nectarine are noticeable as well as the presence of ripe pear and white stone fruit tartness that graces the finish. It is ideal to drink this wine as an aperitif or by the glass.

The balance (acid, fruit, tannin and alcohol) is apparent from the start. Any chicken or fish dish will be fully complemented by the Helwig 2104 Sloughhouse Viognier. Even a lightly cooked pork chop or any of the lighter meats would also prove a worthy accompaniment to this remarkable wine.

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