Friday, July 24, 2015
The Other Guys White Knight 2013 Viognier, Clarksburg
According to their website, The Other Guys winery is saving the world from the “tyranny of Chardonnay.” In line with that, they offer all white wines: Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc and this Viognier.
The Clarksburg AVA spans three counties in California’s Sacramento Valley. Fog and cool breezes from the San Francisco Bay keep Clarksburg cooler than surrounding areas.
Speaking of cool – Viognier (vee-ahn-YEAH) is a cool French grape with billowing aromatics. Viognier is sometimes added to Syrah or other red wine for the delightful aroma.
The White Knight is a value buy at less than $10. But getting a 100% Viognier at this price is a steal. This is also a very good wine.
On the nose there are floral notes along with apple and honeysuckle. The wine is smooth and expressive. It has a rich body without being flabby. There is no acidic bit.
This is a pleasant pairing for pasta, chicken or Asian food. The White Knight may just be a hero at your next part.
Rating: 2.5 of 5 Value: 3.5 of 5