Yesterday, I was enjoying a beautifully made D’affinois cheese, Marcona almond, and honey sandwich (simple yet amazing) at The Cellar in San Clemente when the server suggested I try the Deep Sea 2008 Viognier. I am always excited to try a new wine from a winery I am not familiar with, especially when it’s a small, California, family-run winery.
About the Wine- From the Winery
Deep Sea 2008 Viognier comes from the Central Coast appellation in California. It has 15.9% alcohol content and retails for $26. For more information see www.DeepSeaWines.com
Now the Fun Part- Tasting the Wine
This Viognier pours a white gold color. It has a crisp, floral nose with hints of pear and grapefruit. It tastes of citrus and pear and ends with a long, creamy finish. This is rich, thick Viognier but there is enough acidity to provide a balance. Deep Sea’s 2008 Vigonier was a great choice with my meal…it really complimented the D’affinois and I think it would pair well with many cheeses. If you have tried any of Deep Sea’s wines, I would love to know what you think…I am glad I took my server’s advice!
My Wine Rating- B+