Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Beautiful Summertime Gatherings Start With Viognier!

Viognier, pronounced (vee-ohn-yea), may be one of the toughest varietals from the Northern Rhône appellation of Condrieu to pronounce, but it is one of the friendliest white wines for summer. Our dry, crisp styled Viognier, with its creamy mouth feel, aromatic nose and fruit forward nature makes pairing this wine with summer fare a breeze. At your next neighborhood soirée, spark up the grill and throw down some chicken or fish, then finish it with a fresh mango-jalapeno salsa, or for the more adventurous, try a spicy Thai shrimp or curry chicken with coconut milk. Viognier is an incredible match.

In Paso Robles, the 2007 growing season had cool temperatures and perfect ripening conditions for Viognier. This vintage exhibits beautiful floral aromas of jasmine, orange blossom and honeysuckle, with tropical hints of pineapple, apricot and ripe citrus fruits on the finish, perfect to pair with tonight’s romantic dinner!

So, the next time you’re in the tasting room to pick up a bottle or three. Ask Kendall how many different pronunciations of Viognier she’s heard over the last few years. “Vig-neer” has got to be her favorite!

Try our 2007 Edward Sellers Viognier, I know you will enjoy it.

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