With the first sniff of the '09 Charval, Virginia ($20), the voices of the haters fell away. A delightful blend of 66% Chardonnay, 18% Pinot Gris, 9% Viognier and 7% Sauvignon Blanc, the cacophony I now experienced was delicious aromatics. Sigh of relief. This wine is good!
We went on to try:
'10 Viognier, Williams Gap Vineyard, Virginia: 100% Viognier The aim of this to have a fresher style was acheived. Exotic fruits. white peach, with interesting notes of white flowers, the wine also had a nice mouthfeel and lovely finish. Yum!