Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Cooper Vineyards 2005 Viognier

Nose: Peach, Honeysuckle, floral notes

Taste: Beautiful apricot jamminess, honey and a touch of earth

Mouthfeel: rich and luxurious, medium bodied with not overly crisp acidity

Finish: medium in length, not bad but short than anticipated.

This wine was fantastic. Cooper provides us with another wonderful example of how Virginia does Viognier right!! Beautifully balanced between fruit and minerality with a good richness in mouth, but enough acidity so it doesn't seem flabby. We enjoyed this wine with some Indian food and it paired great with the spiciness of the dish.

1 comment:

Dezel said...

Hello John,

That sounds like a winner! We have not been to Cooper so I will look for this selection at Total Wine this weekend. Cooper is on the schedule, but probably won’t get to it until next year. We love Indian food as well, so if we find a bottle we will pair the two.

Have a safe trip, oodles of fun and wine, and we look forward to hearing all about it when you return.

Happy Sipping!

Dezel