Farm Boy 2013 Viognier, Snipes Mountain, $14

By on February 7, 2016

farm-boy-viognier-2013-labelBest Buy! Robert Smasne’s consumer-oriented lineup offers an appealing vineyard-designate Viognier at a remarkably low price. Again, he collaborates with Yakima Valley pal Todd Newhouse of Upland Vineyard to hang a heavier crop and a later harvest. The winemaking keeps the focus on that fruit, which shows in wonderful floral notes of cherry blossom and dusty peach, backed by apricot, melon and a touch of almond. On the palate, there’s the classic orange Creamsicle flavor with more apricot and melon. The beautiful mouth feel shows remarkable acid balance, leading to a delicious finish of orange zest.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 425 cases

Alcohol: 14.5%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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