“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.” — John Muir
The days are getting shorter, the nights the cooler, soon winter will be upon us, but opening a bottle Cooper Vineyards Viognier 2010 will recapture the joys of summer. It’s sunshine in glass. Pale gold with aromas and flavors of honeysuckle peaches, nectarines and apricots with tropical notes of mango and pineapple. Serious deliciousness. The perfect pairing is Crab Cakes. The music match is “Right as Rain” by Adele from the album 19.
The details: 13.8% alcohol. Screw-cap closure. Appellation: Virginia. Varietal: viognier. The suggested retail is $23 USD and $240 for a case, the wine is available directly from Cooper Vineyard. This was a media sample provided for the Summer Wines of Virginia Taste & Tweet event.
photo credit: EatonAlive ©2011