Wine – 2005 Anakena Single Vineyard Viognier, Rapel Valley

07222007.jpgI love Viognier of all styles as the range is quite broad and interesting. Recently I have had a couple of bottles of the 2006 La Frenz offering and liked it, but I was looking for something without the residual sweetness that characterizes La Frenz’s Viognier.

I chose this one based on some of the samples from Anakena I had tasted at previous festivals. This is really tasty, and would complement shellfish amazingly.

The first sniff showed tasty peach and apricot with some toasty oak overtones. A couple of healthy sips and my mouth was full of some nice citrus zest and some melon to boot. The finish was soft, dry and toasty, leading me to think, “mmmm… grilled scallops with lemon and cracked chilies“. Good stuff.

$19.99 at private wine shops here in Vancouver.

4 stars

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