Chester Gap Cellars Viognier (“vee-own-yay”) Reserve 2013 ($24) // 100% Viognier. Straw yellow, vibrant tropical and lush peach with fresh citrus and lovely floral notes, long lasting spiced finish. Alc 14.1%
I am a fan of Virginia Viognier’s and I found this one very drinkable. There are many different types of Viognier and whether you enjoy this one will depend on what type you favor.
Pair this one with shellfish, creamy sauces or creamy cheeses.
Known for it’s honeysuckle, apricot, peach, and tropical fruit characteristics, Viognier is a wine can also offer secondary oily and creamy notes. It’s a fruity wine, but do not be confused, it is not sweet.
Viognier is the fifth most planted grape variety in Virginia with 259 bearing acres under vine (and 82 non-bearing acres). About 80 Virginia wineries offer a Viognier.