I ventured out to downtown Orlando this afternoon and of course, decided to stop into Total Wine. I was after a 2005 Bordeaux and ended up walking out with a Viognier. I’ve mentioned before that our local store carries a nice selection of wines from the other 46 states and especially Virginia. I selected the 2006 Horton Tower Series Viognier, which is produced by Horton Vineyards located in Orange County, Virginia. Horton is located on the Monticello Wine Trail in Charlottesville, Virginia and is one of the largest producers of the Viognier grape in the United States.
I’ve been on a Viognier kick lately, especially from Virginia. When compared with California, Virginia Viognier seems to be right on target, both in quality and price. In an earlier post I stressed the importance of the other 46 states finding the right varieties. Virginia continues to produce beautiful, balanced Viogniers, and this Horton doesn’t disappoint. Coming in at $13, the wine clocks in at 13.8% alcohol. An aromatic wine with peach and floral notes, the wine is well balanced and structured. A wine to share with friends and family.
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