Viognier is more commonly a blending grape. It is often used to add bouquet to wine. This particular bottle is a great opportunity to learn exactly what Viognier brings to the party when you see it in a blend. The wine is quite pale, straw like in color. On the nose the wine has a lovely floral bouquet to it. This is why it’s used in a blend. On the mid pallet the wine has some citrus flavors but nothing my taste buds could get a hold of and name. On the finish the wine is quite thin, very light. This is a perfect summer sipper for the patio and is quite food friendly. If you are looking for a wine that is unlikely to offend anyone this is not a bad choice. For me, I prefer wines with more complexity, something more going on. We paired it with pork tenderloin on the BBQ and it went fine, but in my mind did not really complement the food. Alcohol is well under control, smooth easy drinking. I would say an 88 or so.

From LCBO web site:
CONO SUR VISION VIOGNIER 2008 Colchagua Valley TASTING NOTE: Pale yellow. Fresh lemon and peach aromas are pleasantly straightforward and complemented by subtle floral and mineral qualities. Light-bodied fresh citrus flavors deliver good punch and are given depth by hints of melon and peach. Juicy clean and easy to drink with very good finishing cut. Score – 89. (Josh Raynolds International Wine Cellar March/April 2009) 671131 $14.95 Featured 8/29/2009

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