Tag - Viognier

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The Crusher Viognier 2012
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Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc + Viognier 2013

The Crusher Viognier 2012

Wilson Vineyards, The Clarksburg; California
Splurge-y
$10.99
What an unexpected surprise! After that somewhat iffy blend with the Chenin Blanc I was not sure what to expect from this Viognier. Especially throwing me off was the first whiff upon uncorking this bottle.

It reminded me of Fruit Stripe gum from my childhood. Remember that shit? Fruit flavored gum with a zebra for a mascot? Initially I was scurred. But the first sip pushed that fear aside. tumblr_liuia119Wb1qdgmhm
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Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc + Viognier 2013

California
Splurge-y
$9.99
This blend reminded me of that friend we all have, you know the one. That one person that you meet up with after a long absence and you wonder why it’s been so long. You’re first happy by the reunion and have a swell ol’ time catching up, but then you have the crashing realization why it is you don’t spend more time together — this person is just too much. Over-the-top and bursting with an excess of, um, personality, for days and days — they just won’t shut up — a one-way conversationalist. You just sit there being talked at and every attempt to interject and contribute is met by an impenetrable wall of their own voice, and so you give up and look for an exit plan. It’s that friend you can only see every once in a while, and in small doses.

Peachy sweet with an effervescent lift and an interesting coppery, rusty coloring. Slightly and pleasantly sparkling on my tongue; smelled and tasted of overripe fruit. There were even tiny little bubbles that clung to the inside of the glass.

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