Tim Smith, Viognier

Tim Smith, Viognier - 2022

Item # 40310 750mL
$21.96/ Single Bottle
$263.52 $237.17/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

Viognier does very well in the cooler climate of Eden Valley. The wine comes from two vineyards and is fermented with wild yeast in barrel. There is a hint of oak on the nose and ripe stone fruit flavors on the palate. Bright acidity keeps this wine feeling fresh.


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Viognier

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