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Reserve Viognier, 2017

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2017 Niagara Peninsula 750 mL, 13.2% ALC/VOL
Critic's Rating 89 pts

Tasting Notes: A heady perfume of honeysuckle, mandarin orange and apricot with whiffs of fennel and white pepper. What Viognier is really all about though, is that textural magic. The wine is very weighty and unctuous on the palate but resolves back into a feather light, finely-focused finish. Kinda like a sumo wrestler that can dance a beautiful ballet.

Viognier will always be an exotic rarity in Niagara - it needs a very warm site in October to ripen properly. Our tiny, perfect Vio block at QRV was originally planted to service our flagship Broken Press Syrah/Viognier red wine, but we noticed very early on that the varietal wine was a stunner too.Year-in year-out those vines deliver the goods, and we can make another small batch of the ‘‘delicious impossibility’’ that is Viognier.

Critic's Rating

- Tony Aspler
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The 2017 vintage was a featured wine in February's Wine Club package, 2022.

Tasting notes written by Tony Aspler.

Geographical Indication: VQA St. David’s Bench
Vineyard: Queenston Road Vineyard
Residual Sugar: 4.6 g/L
Cases Produced: 159

Appearance: Bright golden colour.
Nose: Lightly reductive, minerally peach bouquet.
Palate: Medium-bodied, dry, richly extracted peach flavour balanced by lemony finish.
Quality: 89 points. Very Good+. Drink now.

Food Pairing: Spicy butternut squash soup, Mediterranean chicken salad with cilantro-lime dressing, grilled lobster tail with smoked paprika butter, Japanese ginger pork, and garlic sesame lo mein.