Viognier is both aromatic and rich. In Paso Robles, it ranges from creamy to citrus-driven in style. The one thing it is not is boring.
Paso Robles Viognier Tasting Notes
Intoxicating aromas of honeysuckle, peach, and orange blossom lead to a palate that balances richness with an oily texture and enough acidity.
The best examples of wines from the western sub-regions display elegant and minerally sides of the spectrum. Maintaining acidity makes for more age-worthy wines.
You'll also find a creamy style of Viognier that's reminiscent of oak-aged Chardonnay. The oak influence adds flavors of vanilla and spice with a rich, oily palate.
Food Pairing with Viognier
Delicately textured food with aromatic herbs such as parsley or fennel would be a great match alongside Paso Robles Viognier. Think roasted chicken with fennel and lemon or sesame-crusted tofu with spring onion. Viognier also has enough body to match alongside pork chop or katsudon.