Cowhorn Vineyard & Garden 2011 Spiral 36, Applegate Valley, $28

By on February 26, 2013

Cowhorn Spiral 36Bill and Barbara Steele began to create this biodynamic operation in 2002, and this blend of Viognier (40%), Marsanne (30%) and Roussanne is yet another example of the success Rhône varieties enjoy in Southern Oregon. The Viognier shows early by offering aromas of orange Creamcicle, and that’s joined by Lemonhead candy, dusty pear and Granny Smith apple. Tasty flavors of pear and apple follow, joined by Red Haven peach. The profile is dry with bang-on acidity of lemon juice, and the fresh-cut celery notes in the finish gives it food applications.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 500 cases

Alcohol: 13.3

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