King Family Vineyards Roseland 2008

King Family Vineyards Roseland 2008

Varietal: Viognier (53%); Chardonnay (43%)
Region: Virginia – USA
Cost: $20

Tropical fruit and pineapple on the nose with  citrus and floral notes in the mouth.  Pairs well with appetizers before dinner or with seafood, grilled white meat, or spicy food.

Recommendations: The more Viognier I drink, the more I like it, especially when blended with Chardonnay.  Because of that, when my wife and I visited several Virginia vineyards back in March, our stop at the King Family Vineyards offered up a great combination of just those two wines.

The Roseland offers up just enough floral notes from the Viognier to make it a nice sipping wine for a hot day, but has enough body from the Chardonnay to make it a great wine to pair with dinner.  It short, it’s a very versatile white wine. We paired ours with a dinner of salmon and parmesan risotto and the acid of the Chardonnay cut the fat of the fish nicely, while the floral flavors of the Viognier helped to balance the heavily seasoned salmon.

I can’t say with any certainty that this is the best Viognier/Chardonnay blend out there, but I can say that it’s one that I enjoyed and certainly one that I would recommend you try if you pay a visit to King Family Vineyards (which I highly recommend).

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