Tag Archives: Viognier

Gilles Barge “La Solarie,” 2010, Condrieu, France

15 Oct

026From Condrieu in the Rhône Valley, where they make the world’s finest expression of Viognier, this full-bodied white shows off aromas of elderflower, ripe peach and apricot. The palate is mouth-filling and luscious, with solid acidity and a smooth, persistent finish. Drink aujourd’hui (that’s today) or over the next several years. Enjoy with grilled king salmon. $65

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Gilles Barge “Cuvée du Plessy,” 2007, Côte-Rôtie, France

15 Oct

011Classic Côte-Rôtie, a blend of 95% Syrah and 5% Viognier. Rich, tannic and concentrated with elements of cracked pepper, ripe strawberry and an appealing touch of florality from the Viognier. Delicious wine from a notable Rhône producer. Decant and drink now or lay it down—this one’s a keeper. Grilled red meat or game would be a beautiful table mate. $62