I have always really enjoyed the aromatic and uniqe flavor profile of Viognier in the summer so when this one from Melville was recommended to me by someone I trust I jumped all over it.
That someone I trust is Mike Supple (@supplewine for the Twitterati) from SuppleWine. His website is awesome and he is full of great knowledge and insight while being a bit edgy, fun and down to earth. Besides, his last name is Supple and that term is so often used to describe some wines he surely must know what he is talking about right? Pulling The Cork is a fan so go there - after you read and watch this of course!
Mike recommended this to me back in his days with J.J. Buckley and then as now, if Mike recommends a wine I usually buy it because he believes in what he puts his name on and doesn't try to just push wine at me. I trust his judgement and his palate.
I have had this on two occassions previously but decided to give it a go here on video a little over a year after bottling. According to Cellartracker's Drinking Window/Drinkability Report feature it needs to be consumed pretty quickly now as it may be at its peak or on the downside of its life. All of the details about the region, climate/terroir, winery, winemaker and wine is after the video and as I have said previously a tasting note just isn't in proper context without this information so please check it out. Also, my written tasting notes on this wine are at the end of this post.