100% Viognier from Limari Valley, Chile.
SRP of $12 and available for $11. Sample submitted for review. Imported by Southern Wine Group.
From the bottle:
“Tabali winery is found at the edge of the Valle del Encanto (the Enchanted Valley) in the Limari Valley, Chile’s northernmost wine producing region. The region owes a great deal of its ‘mystical’ heritage to the ancient cultures of the Molle and the Diaguita tribes. Tabali winery has adopted many of the cultural references as its own.
The Mediterranean climate and cool summer temperatures makes it the perfect vine growing region. The coastal breezes blow in from the pacific to cool down temperatures inland.
The Tabali Reserva Viognier is wonderfully aromatic with citrus and floral notes. The dry, fruit driven palate is round and full flavored. Citrus fruit, apricot and pear mingle with gentle acidity to make this a very balanced and elegant wine.
As we’ve noted many times in the past, Chile has surprising range when it comes to wine. The land ofCarmenere can do much more their signature variety. Whether it be red blends, Riesling, Malbec,Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay or more, we’ve been consistently impressed with the quality and the price of wines coming from this region. Today we add Viognier to the list.
The 2012 Vina Tabali Reserva Viognier begins with a nicely aromatic nose of apricot, grapefruit, lemon, lime and a few floral notes. The first sip reveals a very tasty wine with lots of bright acidity. Tangy citrus, honey and apricot flavors combine in an almost creamy texture. It ends long and clean. This is a really delicious wine with nice complexity and a high quaffability factor.
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Overall Rating: 7.8
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