The Sun Drinks ~ Sarah Stierch

Sarah Stierch Sarah Stierch is the Food + Drink Editor of the Sun (with occasional visits to other areas of the paper). Stierch has eaten, drunk, and written her way through 13 countries and the hottest food trends and communities in the USA. She's also a racing and travel geek, venturing beyond food/booze to cover subjects that connect to Sonoma Valley, such as IndyCar racing and other wine making regions. Her work has been featured in the Huffington Post, the Independent, Salon, Gawker, Smithsonian and on National Public Radio, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

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Wine time: Imagery 2015 Viognier

Posted on September 6, 2016 by Sarah Stierch
2015 Imagery Viognier
2015 Imagery Viognier

Imagery Estate Winery’s 2015 Viognier is from Russian River’s Pratt Vineyard and was fermented in stainless steel.

The nose is very fragrant, with hints of Magnolia and white rose. It brought me back to my Aunt Pamela’s house, where fragrant, floral potpourri filled the air.

The mouthfeel is full of acid, Granny Smith apples and Asian pears come to mind. The mouthfeel becomes slightly carbonated, similar to what I experienced in their ’15 Wow Oui. That eventually mellows out, with a decent minerality and hint of fresh cut grass completes the taste.

Enjoy on a porch in New Orleans on a late afternoon, or serve with a spicy curry from Delhi Belly, a spicy taco from La Casa, or anything with Sriracha on top. It retails for $29. imagerywinery.com

This wine was provided as a sample to review. Want Sarah to review your wine? Email sarah@sonomasun.com.

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