Continuing with our week of whites in honor to the sun gods…
Covington Cellars is located in an office park in Woodinville, Washington. Winemaker David Lawson makes an interesting array of reds and whites, including a sangiovese, a Semillon, a Cabernet, a Syrah, and several blends.
Viognier is one of my favorite white varietals. Covington’s 2007 Viognier is a bit heavy – almost in a dessert wine style – but is still very well made and enjoyable. Again, you’ll note the stainless steel fermentation on this white which generally increases the likelihood that I will enjoy it.
|Covington Cellars Viognier 2007||Mineral, peach, and melon on the nose and taste. The wine has a fairly heavy, almost syrupy, quality. It is a fairly sweet wine, almost a dessert style. 13.5% alcohol. 100% Viognier fermented in stainless steel. 188 cases produced.||$20|
Sean – that sounds like an interesting Viognier. Where did you buy it?
We did a Viognier tasting a few weeks ago, and the standout from Washington was the 2006 Rulo ($18). They are a producer I’m keeping an eye on. Along with the Viognier, I loved their Syrca (Cab-Syrah blend) but found their Sauvignon Blanc a little lacking.
Notes from that Viognier tasting are here, if you’re interested: http://www.cellartracker.com/event.asp?iEvent=5520.
Pauly, I picked this wine up at the winery, although I have also seen it at Esquin in Seattle. I agree on Rulo. They make dynamite wines at very good prices. The Syrca in particular is a standout. Thanks for passing along the Viognier notes. I’ll check them out.