Randy Buckner wrote:Viognier does very well in Washington State, where it obtains enough acidity to be interesting. Two producers that readily come to mind are Rulo and Whitman Cellars. Cougar Crest is good, but their last version had too much wood for me. A wine friend tells me Cayuse is a dandy -- no personal experience.
I put in an order for the Rulo, Whitman and Cayuse, Randy, thanks for the reccos. And I note, that the store I was at had exactly two viogniers in stock: one Washington, a Terra Bianca whose shelf-talker made me think "dead old lady" and a cheapie Montpelier from California. Tends to suggest that demand for the grape, at least in my area, is low.