Wednesday, October 8, 2008

2007 Spice Route Viognier

This wine hails from Western Cape, South Africa and sells for about $25. I tried it at a tasting at Farmstead Cheese & Wine in Alameda. The Spice Route website only lists a Shiraz under their wines page, so I don't have too much specific info on this bottle. Charles Back founded the winery in 1997, but is probably better known for his Fairview wines and lower-end Goats do Roam label.

This Viognier had an interesting nose of moss, blue cheese-like mold and fruit. In the mouth I found it to be spicy (maybe white peppercorns) and have an orange-citrus tang to it. Long lasting finish. Nicely made wine, complex and spicy, with a bite to it.

-CORRECTION - the Spice Route wine is listed on the Fairview Website, here. Thanks for the comment letting me know I missed this.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi there,

The Spice Route Viognier is on their website at
The Spice Route website does have all the wines on it but the link is on the right of the page.