Wine Review – 13th Street Viognier 2015

13th Street Viognier 2015 Wine BottleA well-balanced Viognier, with a burst of flavours to entertain your palate…

Name: 13th Street Viognier

Vintage: 2015

Producer: 13th Street Winery

Region/Country: Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada

Grape Varietal(s): Viognier

Consumed: At home

Recommended By: The affable, self-assured 13th Street winemaker, Jean-Pierre Colas

Cost: $19.95

Bottle Presentation: Clean, classy, and easy to read.

Appearance: Pale gold.

Nose: Tropical fruit (banana, lychee, pineapple), citrus (lemon), and minerality. Some nuttiness emerged as the wine opened.

Taste: Dry, low-to-medium acidity, and full bodied, with notes of tart citrus (lemon, white grapefruit rind), nuttiness, and minerality

Finish: Long on the citrus and minerality

Overall Impression: A full bodied, balanced wine, with a burst of complex aromas and flavours that revealed themselves as the wine opened. It paired very well with ham-and-sweet pea risotto, cutting the richness of the dish. It reminded us why we enjoy Viognier so much, and we would definitely buy another bottle. Well done, Jean-Pierre!

Rating (from 70 to 100): 89/100

Value: 3.5/5

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