2011 Cass Viognier – Review

By Duane Pemberton
Winery website: www.casswines.com

No question about it, Paso Robles is an exciting area to watch grow and taste wines from. Located just north of San Luis Obispo, this AVA is known for its stellar Zinfandel, but also does a good job with some of the Bordeaux Varietals as well as some Rhone whites – such as this Viognier from Cass winery.

Technical Data: 

  • Varietal: Viognier
  • Appellation: Paso Robles
  • Vineyard Designation: Cass Vineyard
  • Acid: .73g/100ml
  • ph: 3.6
  • Fermentation: 100% Stainless Steel
  • Residual: Sugar.06 %
  • Alcohol: %15.0
  • Price: $24

Nose: White peach skin, a hint of lavender, pear, golden delicious apple and jolly rancher with a splash of white pepper.

Taste: A very clean-tasting Viognier that presents itself as nice and dry with decent acidity and fruit. The mid palate is balanced and rather well-rounded which leads into a lingering finish that begs to be paired with spiced-roasted chicken or Cajun food.

W.E.P. Rating: 90%