Griffin Creek 2007 Viognier / Southern Oregon
The appellation is a series of overlapping mountain ranges and river valleys in Oregon’s southern most region. The Rogue Valley, which is 70 miles wide by 60 miles long, is home to less than 20 wineries with fewer than 1,200 acres under vine. The climate is much warmer than in the northern parts of the state, although the valley has a range of macroclimates.
From a freshly open bottle, the nose is quite bright and citrusy. Given time to mellow, the crisp citrus aromas fade into notes of pineapple, melon, and orange with some lively floral highlights. The palate is round and crisp as floral elements merge with melon, peach, pineapple, and tangerine. The finish comes with a rush of minerals.
FBWorld Panel Score: 86