Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Day 24-$17.00 American Viognier 2007 by Lynfred Winery in Roselle, Ill

This white wine was the wine of the month for February 2009 at Lynfred winery, and since you need to open the bottle in the month of February in order to redeem the prize if your cork is a winner, you can't age the wine at all. This wine typically does not need to age anyway, which is true of most white wines. The Viognier is one of the reasons we originally dropped out of the white wine club of Lynfred, it is a dry wine. The smell is somewhat citrus and pear and crisp, however the wine requires food and will be a slow boat to china for this couple. I tried this wine with chicken cordon bleu and potatoes to help smooth it out, but it didn't work. I think this wine might require spicier food or perhaps more of an orange flavored chicken type of dish. I have a hard time drinking this wine on its own so it will stay in our fridge for a couple of days. Lynfred Winery comes out with 24 new wines a year, which allows the wine club member first taste of the new wines at a cheaper price, so even though a lot of the wines are dry that are released there are a select few that are sweet and are a great buy.

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