EP 172 A Fantastic Tuesday

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Today in a viewer inspired episode Gary tries a wine that he’s been dying to try on WLTV.

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corkscrew

Like Viognier so Yes I have had drank this varietal, have had a Whetstone Pinot, was good. http://www.winelx.com

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  • Jay

    No.

  • Jay

    No.

  • yowens44

    Once- wasnt impressed

  • yowens44

    Once- wasnt impressed

  • Joe T

    I had an inexpensive Viognier from Australia several years ago during the summer and it was fair at best.

  • Joe T

    I had an inexpensive Viognier from Australia several years ago during the summer and it was fair at best.

  • bugbirdfishboy

    QOTD: Never

  • bugbirdfishboy

    QOTD: Never

  • Lil Luce

    QOTD: Yes and I love them. Just last night I had the 2005 Yves Cuilleron Condrieu La Petite Cote. I am looking forward to trying this Whetstone now!

    Shouldn’t you be drinking a glass of Viognier and eating crab legs in Florida right about now? Thanks for the suprise episode and have a great time!

  • Lil Luce

    QOTD: Yes and I love them. Just last night I had the 2005 Yves Cuilleron Condrieu La Petite Cote. I am looking forward to trying this Whetstone now!

    Shouldn’t you be drinking a glass of Viognier and eating crab legs in Florida right about now? Thanks for the suprise episode and have a great time!

  • http://Murphysvh.com/ ATLien

    QTD: Yes, many. William Roan Viogner, Great juice but big alc as well!

  • http://Murphysvh.com ATLien

    QTD: Yes, many. William Roan Viogner, Great juice but big alc as well!

  • Anonymous

    Thank you again, Gary- I didn’t know what I was going to do without your blog at the end of my shift (restaurant server/bartender) every night of this week.
    ANYWAY– yes, I have had a Viogner…exactly one, and in my price range (college student in Boston) it might be the best affordable new world option. Unlike some of the other 2005 Smoking Loon varietals I’ve tried (the pinot was too thin and astringent/tart for me to appreciate), their 2005 Viogner was a well-balanced, fruit-foreward effort with a fair amount of acidity. What a floral varietal Viogner can be, and I hope to try many more in the future. Great ep, Big G.

  • YoungDave

    Thank you again, Gary- I didn’t know what I was going to do without your blog at the end of my shift (restaurant server/bartender) every night of this week.
    ANYWAY– yes, I have had a Viogner…exactly one, and in my price range (college student in Boston) it might be the best affordable new world option. Unlike some of the other 2005 Smoking Loon varietals I’ve tried (the pinot was too thin and astringent/tart for me to appreciate), their 2005 Viogner was a well-balanced, fruit-foreward effort with a fair amount of acidity. What a floral varietal Viogner can be, and I hope to try many more in the future. Great ep, Big G.

  • Wino

    QOTD- No. Wait, wasn’t it in the Wolf Trap blend? Maybe yes.

  • Wino

    QOTD- No. Wait, wasn’t it in the Wolf Trap blend? Maybe yes.

  • Russ J

    Yes. Last one I recall having was the Melville on a GV/WLTV recommendation. Loved it.

    Thanks for the episode!

  • Russ J

    Yes. Last one I recall having was the Melville on a GV/WLTV recommendation. Loved it.

    Thanks for the episode!

  • Shaggy D

    QOTD: Yep, love them

  • Shaggy D

    QOTD: Yep, love them

  • Wil Neverspit

    Thanks GV.

    QOTD: No, but I will.

    Ciao.

  • Wil Neverspit

    Thanks GV.

    QOTD: No, but I will.

    Ciao.

  • Skol

    Yes. I tried one Viognier which was the 2004 Guigal La Dorianne from Condrieu.
    I was looking to expand my horizons and wanted to try a Rhone white.
    I thought the aroma was nice the at first but it really opened up over time to be very aromatic. The mouthfeel was great with more glycerin than I expected.

    I wonder if this is typical of viognier. Looking forward to try some California ones.

    Cheers.

  • Skol

    Yes. I tried one Viognier which was the 2004 Guigal La Dorianne from Condrieu.
    I was looking to expand my horizons and wanted to try a Rhone white.
    I thought the aroma was nice the at first but it really opened up over time to be very aromatic. The mouthfeel was great with more glycerin than I expected.

    I wonder if this is typical of viognier. Looking forward to try some California ones.

    Cheers.

  • Riezin

    I’ve had a number of viogniers and I love the aromatics but i often struggle with the flavor and body of the wine once i start drinking. It often seems like there’s too much going on – no focus. I love viognier as a blending grape in reds like syrah though, and still hope to find a viognier to my liking, its in that cool category of exotic whites like gewurtz that are fun to introduce people to.

  • Riezin

    I’ve had a number of viogniers and I love the aromatics but i often struggle with the flavor and body of the wine once i start drinking. It often seems like there’s too much going on – no focus. I love viognier as a blending grape in reds like syrah though, and still hope to find a viognier to my liking, its in that cool category of exotic whites like gewurtz that are fun to introduce people to.

  • DJA

    Yes I’ve had a couple. They have a distinct taste. Quite pleasant, however, not my favorite.

  • DJA

    Yes I’ve had a couple. They have a distinct taste. Quite pleasant, however, not my favorite.

  • Portland Guy

    Top 140? QOTD – Maybe.

  • Portland Guy

    Top 140? QOTD – Maybe.

  • Miguelo DiMarco

    I’ve never had any white wine ever.

    that’s my story and I’m sticking to it)

  • Miguelo DiMarco

    I’ve never had any white wine ever.

    that’s my story and I’m sticking to it)

  • http://www.craftycoder.com/ Uncle Josh

    QoD: Yes I have had Viognier.

  • http://www.craftycoder.com Uncle Josh

    QoD: Yes I have had Viognier.

  • Joel in Kyoto

    QOD- yes…i love viogniers….seems the french table versions always show a green apple on the nose at first, the some petrol-ly characters. the mouthfeel you didn’t mention gary but i find the viscosity attractive in viogniers….a little oily and slippery. guigal’s condrieus can be superb…definitely more complexity than the french table versions of the varietal……and i like darenburg’s hermit crab, which is a nice rhone white blend (great too with crab as you said!)…….i find these whites really enjoyable but let me ask this: has anyone out there had a PROFOUND viognier experience? parker always seems to say that these wines have no more aging potential than a year or two, which i find hard to believe given the size of these wines…but i wonder if a 10 yr old low yield hand made viognier wouldn’t be outstanding?

  • Joel in Kyoto

    QOD- yes…i love viogniers….seems the french table versions always show a green apple on the nose at first, the some petrol-ly characters. the mouthfeel you didn’t mention gary but i find the viscosity attractive in viogniers….a little oily and slippery. guigal’s condrieus can be superb…definitely more complexity than the french table versions of the varietal……and i like darenburg’s hermit crab, which is a nice rhone white blend (great too with crab as you said!)…….i find these whites really enjoyable but let me ask this: has anyone out there had a PROFOUND viognier experience? parker always seems to say that these wines have no more aging potential than a year or two, which i find hard to believe given the size of these wines…but i wonder if a 10 yr old low yield hand made viognier wouldn’t be outstanding?

  • http://vinnylistek.com/ Jtk

    QOTD: Gary, I can say that I’ve never had a viognier. Cheers ~ Jtk

  • http://vinnylistek.com Jtk

    QOTD: Gary, I can say that I’ve never had a viognier. Cheers ~ Jtk

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  • Gid

    I have never drank a viognier yet, but I bought a bottle at a restaurant the other day and am just waiting for a good time to pop it open!

  • Gid

    I have never drank a viognier yet, but I bought a bottle at a restaurant the other day and am just waiting for a good time to pop it open!

  • John__J

    qotd: yes of course.

    Gary, have you ever had a vin jaune? you should do a vin jaune episode

  • John J.

    qotd: yes of course.

    Gary, have you ever had a vin jaune? you should do a vin jaune episode

  • Cool Dave

    Het Mr. Gary V.
    Had a great Viognier today.
    Victor Hugo Paso Robles Viognier 2007 ( I give it 89pts) $ 18.00
    I have a great local wine shop.
    Nothing like wine library though. I have family in Pennsville and I told them to make a trip to your store.

  • Cool Dave

    Het Mr. Gary V.
    Had a great Viognier today.
    Victor Hugo Paso Robles Viognier 2007 ( I give it 89pts) $ 18.00
    I have a great local wine shop.
    Nothing like wine library though. I have family in Pennsville and I told them to make a trip to your store.

  • Cool Dave

    Oh yeah I almost forgot!
    I know you are ultra busy but you don’t carry this winery in your store. Check the link here on the viognier I just had. You may be interested. I have no affiliation with Victor Hugo Winery.

    http://www.victorhugowinery.com/07_viognier_technotes.pdf

  • Cool Dave

    Oh yeah I almost forgot!
    I know you are ultra busy but you don’t carry this winery in your store. Check the link here on the viognier I just had. You may be interested. I have no affiliation with Victor Hugo Winery.

    http://www.victorhugowinery.com/07_viognier_technotes.pdf

  • corkscrew

    Like Viognier so Yes I have had drank this varietal, have had a Whetstone Pinot, was good. http://www.winelx.com

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