Road 13 Winery and Vineyards 2009 Viognier Riesling Sauvignon Blanc - 87pts
Availability: Direct from winery here. VQA and private wine shops
Cost: $22.99 (Direct)
Production: 350 cases
Date Tasted: October 1st, 2010
Tasting Notes: This new Viognier-heavy blend from Road 13 replaces their fantastic Viognier-Roussanne-Marsanne blend released in 2008. The follow-up wine, consisting of 61% Viognier, 30% Riesling and 9% Sauvignon Blanc, is a result of the winery working with what the vintage delivered and the grapes obtained. The dominant tropical fruit flavours and aromas in the 2008 blend become more of a supporting component in the 2009 with bigger citrus, candied-fruit and savory-nut characters coming to the fore. The texture is richer and creamier, full-bodied to be sure. With acidity from the Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc that I marked as "high" in my notes, yet the mouth feel remains dominated by the lushness from the creamy Viognier of 2009.
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