Horton 2001 Orange County Virginia Viognier ($12.00)
This clear and very pale greenish-gold wine's exceptionally pleasant aroma defines the perfumed floral scent of Viognier with just a whiff of spice. Its full flavor is crisp and citric, white fruit nicely balanced by fresh acidity. Dry and tangy citric notes and delicate spice linger in a long finish. A fine expression of Viognier, a wine that needn't be dismissed as "good for an Eastern wine" but just plain "good." US Importer: (Sep 8, 2004)

FOOD MATCH: I gravitate toward pork dishes with Viognier, particularly if they're accented with aromatic (not fiery) spices. This one worked very well with pork-and-veal burgers laced with piquant South African Peppadew-brand red peppers. Another excellent Viognier match: Smoked salmon.

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