Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Wine of the Week

Brennan Vineyards 
2007 Viognier

This wine is ideal for summer weekend sipping - whether you're sunning on the deck of your boat or snuggling on the sofa enjoying a Top Chef marathon on Bravo.  It's light fruit flavors are complimented by a touch of honey and will pair well with grilled poultry, fish or a cheese and fruit platter.

Brennan Vineyards is one of my favorite Texas wineries (www.brennanvineyards.com), and this is their flagship offering, honored with the title of Top Texas White at the prestigious Lone Star International Wine Competition.  Reward yourself with this award-winning wine and you'll not only be supporting a local farm and business, but you'll have discovered a grape that is among the best-suited to Texas.  While native to the Rhone Valley in France, many Texas growers and winemakers have found that Viognier (vee-on-YAY) is also a perfect fit for several of our grape-growing regions as well.  Viognier is up-and-coming in the Lone Star State, and you'll be hearing much more about it in years to come!

Under $20.  Available at Goody-Goody and at www.brennanvineyards.com.

4 comments:

Jennifer said...

I'm intrigued by this winery. I've heard/read about you discussing it and I cannot wait to try it!

gaela renee said...

thanks for the pronunciation help! would have done me no good to go look for it and not know how to say it!
it does sound like a wonderful summer wine and hope to be able to try it!

Suzy Shoup said...

Can't wait to give it a try. I'm typically partial to reds and really need help to find some summer whites that I really enjoy (otherwise I'll drink my weight in Blue Moons or Margaritas - neither of which is friendly for bathing suit season).

Susie said...

I'm glad you are into Texas wines, C&S. This one sounds great and I look forward to trying it!