Darioush Napa Valley 2014 Viognier, $55.95-$57.95, 94 points, poured a refined light gold color drifting quickly to water clear.
Wafting aromas of pome blossoms, tangerine, and key lime were outstanding.
Light crisp body carried mouth-watering acidity with lip smooth finesse.
From snowflake to ballerina touches of tongue-dancing aroma flavors trailing right toward the forever finish declaring the curtain-call to applaud it's intense ginger, white pepper, and apricot close.
Alcohol was an amazingly balanced 14.8%.
Paired perfectly with my Maine fried clams.
Why did I describe this Viognier this way? It was such a surprise to finally find this varietal so well expressed!
I bought this treasure of a wine at Lucias Bodega.
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