The Viognier grape is actually considered relatively rare because of the small amount of acreage planted throughout the world. Considered hard to grow and susceptible to disease Viognier has gained quite a reputation for making a highly aromatic, floral scented wine with hints of apricots and peaches on the palate in the French area of Condrieu. It is also planted in the Cote Rotie area of the Northern Rhone where it is blended with Syrah to make the highly sought after Cote Rotie red wine. The only other areas of note for the Viognier grape are in California where some wineries have had much success with Viognier wines and in Australia where it has been used to blend with Syrah in a copy of the Cote Rotie wines. Wherever they are from you should buy Viognier wines at the Ultimate Wine Shop.
A hint of reduction quickly gives way here to a wild mix of bramble, steeped blackberry, roasted fig, melted licorice, tar and dark tapenade notes, which all weave together through a singed iron finish that shows serious length.... Read More
The Beautiful is only made in years when we can co-ferment Viognier and Syrah. Here she goes again - feminine, complex, and balanced like a tightrope walker. Crushed velvet palate and beautifully perfumed, this Syrah is A BEAUTY!
The stunningly full-bodied, rich, opulent, ripe 2004 Syrah Roll Ranch offers lovely aromas of melted licorice, creme de cassis, blackberries, violets, and underbrush. It is deep, full-bodied, velvety-textured, and as always, the... Read More