2010 The Noble Mud Pie Viognier Roussanne
The Story Behind The Name
Fourth generation winemaker Chester Osborn confesses to never having really grown up. He’s still making mud pies, concoctions of mushy ingredients using the earth, water and sun. The only difference is that people are now buying them and you can drink them.
The Viognier is clearly evident on the nose with notes of apricot nectar, ginger, yellow peach blossom and dried citrus peel. Further investigation reveals some lovely florals, spice and a hint of nut characters from the Roussanne.
The palate is thick, luscious and powerful. It’s full-on botrytis with enormous fruit, spice and floral lift. It’s surprisingly complex with dried peach, ripe grapefruit and a hint of rose water adding to the palate.
This wine is spectacularly luscious and flavor packed. It will be a fun match to a range of desserts and cheeses at the end of a meal.