In his blog post, Frank shared that:
- In the 1960′s, Viognier was nearly extinct with only eight acres planted in the Northern Rhone (via Wikipedia) and about 80 acres throughout the world (via Jancis Robinson).
- Viognier is the most-planted white Rhone varietal in the United States
Frank shares other Viognier tidbits on his blog including how to pronounce this delightful white wine.
We were up for the challenge! We even went for the bonus points by tasting not one but TWO very different but both wonderful viogniers:
Zaca Mesa 2009 Estate Grown Viognier under $30 (on sale at Bevmo now for $20)
with a variety of food dishes from beet salad to trout salad to mac n cheese to just plain sour dough bread to oysters to clams. Continue reading