Becker Vineyards Viognier 2011
Well, in the event that you do not like red wines and do not want to use that for your Valentines Day festivities, I wanted to throw out a good white wine for you all also. Becker Vineyards a Texas winery, but you may be able to get something similar with a French Viognier.
Name: Becker Vineyards Viognier
Winery: Becker Vineyards
Vintage:2011 (2012 pictured)
Alcohol by Vol.: Forgot to look and the bottle is gone. Sorry.
(Price can vary on state, taxes, the store’s mark-up, and if you knew that tomorrow marks the 23rd anniversary of Voyager 1 taking the first picture of the solar system. Think about it…that’s pretty far away and no where near a bottle of wine)
There was a moderate yellow color to the wine. It wasn’t vibrant or dull…just yellow. I took a few deep breaths and thought to myself, “Oh Viognier, you are always how I felt a white wine should smell. It doesn’t matter your bottle. You never let me down.” There was a very good balance between the smell of the wine, its acidity, and peach accents.
I took a sip and wow! This was a very balanced wine. Nothing overpowered anything else and it had a very nice floral taste. It had a short finish that hinted at something a little vegetative. It’s a bit thicker than most whites but that didn’t bother me at all.
If you want a sexy dish to pair with this wine for Valentine’s Day, then I recommend Scallops Provencal with a side of angel hair pasta tossed with olive oil and little bit of lemon. Don’t go overboard on the garlic or lemon or it might destroy the pairing.
Rating: Enjoy Again
I rarely have a wine that really knocks my socks off but this is one of them. There are many, many great wines out there but I feel good enough about this wine to say that it is in my top 5 whites (if not #1 on the list).