Anyway, back to the tasting. I have limited exposure to Viognier but, from what I have tasted, I find it to generally have high minerality and stone fruits. At Lambert Bridge, I found the presence of oak in the Viognier delightful and purchased a bottle of the 2007 vintage (for $32) thinking it would pair well with spicy food, especially as the weather warms up. We opened the bottle with some Indian food and it was a lovely combination. The crisp wine shows subtle peach and apricot, a hint of minerality, and bright acidity. Pronounced oak gives the wine good weight in the mouth and smooth texture. The finish is long and creamy. I wish the wine showed more fruit but overall it was a pleasant accompaniment to a spicy meal.
Image from Lambert Bridge