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viognier

Traveling high and low – d’Arenberg Hermit Crab, Chehalem Ridgecrest VY Pinot Noir

2014 d’Arenberg “The Hermit Crab” – Viognier/Marsanne, McLaren Vale – $13 This wine is a great way to enjoy a white wine that is not a Chardonnay.  There are those who are part of the ABC Club (Anything But Chardonnay), will take note of this wine.  A very good price point and readily available, this … Continue reading »

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Les Vins de Vienne – Condrieu 2010

Completely Jonesing for a viognier (and not finding any) I asked my local expert for a reco.  He came up with this gem – 2010 Les Vins de Vienne Condrieu 2010.  He found this at one of the distributors and bought it up, but it never came around again after the 2010 vintage.  Quel dommage!!! … Continue reading »

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Alban Vineyards Edna Valley Viognier 2005

Originally posted Janurary 25, 2014:   In my never-ending quest for interesting not-chardonnay white wines, viognier is usually a top contender.  One usually associates viognier with the Rhone, but some American vintners take it on in stride.  Alban is one of those vineyards who champion the great white hope, viognier!  Recently one of my local … Continue reading »

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