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WTN: Miner Family Viognier 2004.

by Bob Ross » Sat Jul 08, 2006 2:29 pm

Miner Family Viognier 2004 Simpson Vineyard, California. 14.3% alcohol. $22.50 at Endless Vines in Franklin Lakes. According to Miner, sourced from John Simpson’s low-yielding vineyards in Madera.

Lovely forward orange blossoms, persimmons and peaches, sharp but rounded acidity, medium mouth feel, long finish, mineral notes. Very pleasant wine. 4*.
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Re: WTN: Miner Family Viognier 2004.

by Jenise » Sat Jul 08, 2006 5:41 pm

Great report! Now go open another with tomato bisque sprinkled with gorgonzola cheese. A to-die for combination.
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Re: WTN: Miner Family Viognier 2004.

by Bob Ross » Sat Jul 08, 2006 7:28 pm

That works for me. Let's see what the boss thinks. :-)
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Re: WTN: Miner Family Viognier 2004.

by Jenise » Sun Jul 09, 2006 1:19 pm

Seriously, never would have thought of it. There's nothing about either that mentally suggests that they should be paired up. But that's what I was serving as a starter course one night when one of several dinner guests, Jim Dietz, brought a Miner Viognier, and that's where it fit best in the line-up of wines we were serving. The pairing was so unexpectedly perfect it had all of us bug-eyed in wonder.
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Re: WTN: Miner Family Viognier 2004.

by Bob Ross » Sun Jul 09, 2006 3:18 pm

Well, Janet says I should try the combo -- in a couple of weeks when she's back in gear.

Sounds very interesting -- I'll post a recipe/tasting note report. Thanks for the unusual idea.
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Re: WTN: Miner Family Viognier 2004.

by Jenise » Mon Jul 10, 2006 8:57 am

I think you'll enjoy it. Like I said, not an intuitive match, but in fact for me it's in that rare top 2% of meant-for-each-other kind of wine/food matches--and everyone at the table agreed.
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Re: WTN: Miner Family Viognier 2004.

by James Dietz » Fri Jul 14, 2006 3:39 am

I have an emotional attachment to the Miner Viognier.. I still think it is a pretty good bottle of wine every year, though some years are better than others, as they should be. The '05 is pretty tasty.

Another one I like comes from Cedarville.

And, Jenise, I do remember that food/wine match. Another I remember was a Texier Cotes du Rhone with one of your salads. The tastes are still in my mind and mouth.
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Re: WTN: Miner Family Viognier 2004.

by Jenise » Fri Jul 14, 2006 11:21 am

Cedarville's viognier's are interesting. Bold, and stylistic an opposite of the Miner, which is admirably reticent.

Hey, I now own Arcadian. Bought 01 Pisoni, Lafond, Gary's and the plain Santa Maia.
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Re: WTN: Miner Family Viognier 2004.

by James Dietz » Fri Jul 14, 2006 1:37 pm

The SMV is ready to drink (that's not an '01 too, is it?? not '03), and the Garys' is, to my taste, excellent.. I bought quite a few of those. The Pisoni could probably sit a while...The Lafond, I don't know...

Let me know how you like them!!
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