Wikipedia describes Viognier this way, “ the Viognier varietal has more natural aromatics that include notes of peach, pears, violets and minerality. Viognier is most famous as the white grape from the Northern Rhone regions of Condrieu and Château Grillet. It is also permitted to be added to certain reds in the Northern Rhone, usually to soften the harsh tannins of Syrah, in some Northern Rhone red wines. Now Viognier is grown around the globe due to its full bodied buy aromatic qualities. California’s Central coast is quickly becoming a hot bed of high quality Viogniers.
Wild Horse has been at the forefront of creating high quality wines in California for over three decades. Wild Horse, Viognier, Central Coast, California, 2014 is golden yellow in the glass. Wild Horse, Viognier has vibrant aromas of wild flowers, perfume, lemon, pineapple, kiwi, and wet slate. Tropical fruit up front, backed by tangy lemon citrus, with some lychee sweetness, dried white flowers, and minerals make the Wild Horse, Viognier very approachable. A long dry finish with crisp acidity makes the mouth water wanting the next sip. Viognier is enjoyable due to its full body, citrus characteristics and hints of sweetness without having to rely on being over oaked.
Enjoy the Wild Horse, Viognier with spicy marinated chicken breasts off of the grill. Viognier is also one of the few wines that pair well with spicy Thai food.