Monday, September 15, 2008

Fess Parker 2006 Viognier

fess parker winery does an excellent job with all the wines they produce and this viognier is no exception. a nose of honeysuckle, peaches and hints of floral and mineral notes. on the palate the wine was full and round in the mouth with peaches as the central flavor. the wine was crisp and there were hints of jasmine and some citrus. there was also a full, buttery mouth feel that reminded me just a bit of a chardonnay. i paid about $21 for the bottle and although it was a little pricey, it was a very nice wine. i think you can find a nice viognier for less money but this one is very good.

1 comment:

tercero wines said...

Thanks for the comment on our Viognier. This is one of our favorite wines to make, and we're continually altering its componentry. For our 06 version, and subsequent versions, we're adding a tad bit more stainless steel fermented lots to boost the acidity, crispness, and explosive aromatic components.

Cheers and thanks again!

Larry Schaffer
Asst. Winemaker
Fess Parker Winery / Epiphany Cellars