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Wine of the Week: Bonterra's 2012 Viognier

Michael McVittie

Viognier can be overtly alcoholic, thick and ponderous, but not so with Bonterra's 2012. Here they have hit the nail right on the head. Heavenly aromatics of citrus and honeysuckle show power and complexity. The mouth, too, is well above average. Its complex citrus fruits finish with orange rind goodness. A medium-full body houses plenty of cleansing acidity. Viognier, though not common, is a wine of distinction and deserves a place at your dinner table. Try with lemon rockfish and couscous. Costs about $17.

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