What to expect:Viognier has generally been used as a blending grape, contributing richness with its juicy peach, melon, tropical fruit and honey flavors and an intensely floral perfume with exotic hints of jasmine and ginger.
This intriguing blend of 87% Viognier, 10% Roussanne, 3% Marsanne adds notes of almonds, honeycomb and orange peel to Viognier's classic aromas. Superb balance in the mouth, lovely mineral tones and great acidity gives this uncommon depth and complexity. I expect this to improve in the cellar for a year or two.
2007 The Crusher Wilson Vineyard Viognier 14.9%
This terrific value has very fresh citrus and fennel notes with a hint of vanilla on the nose followed by a very floral and bright plummy inner mouth perfume that is light and refreshing. This may lack the viscosity of many California Viogniers but has wonderful intensity and an easy-drinking freshness that is appealing.